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Stories from Monday, September 15, 2008

The Living Center Annual Fun Fest (09/15/08)
Flight of Honor: WWII veterans visit memorial saluting their sacrifices (09/15/08)
Two wide doors swung open. Behind them, 1,000 people stood, giving a thunderous round of applause. This is the reception Rudy Adler, Virg Brockel and Ken Lubben -- along with 98 other World War II veterans -- received when they landed in Washington D.C. last week as part of a Siouxland Honor Flight...
Researchers looking to bring history alive in Loess Hills (09/15/08)
Researchers are combing the Loess Hills hoping to reveal history and ultimately obtain All American Road status for the Loess Hills Scenic Byway. Architectural historians and archaeologists will be in the Loess Hills in Plymouth County and six other counties in western Iowa for the next two years searching for evidence of historical sites and events and artifacts...
Merrill dedicates park to community-minded couple (09/15/08)
A small grassy area in Merrill will bear a new name after Monday night. The Merrill City Council is dedicating the green lot at 435 2nd St. in Merrill as the "Joe and Velma Delutri Park" at 7 p.m. Monday. Joe Delutri served on the Merrill City Council for many years, and he and his late wife Velma both served on the city's ambulance crew...
Newcomers club offers new residents meet and greet (09/15/08)
Are you new to Le Mars? Do you want to meet people and learn more about the community? Then check out a club for newcomers dubbed LOFT (Lunch on First Thursday) started by a group of local business people. "We just thought it would be great to have some type of group to help get people acclimated to Le Mars," said Misty Szczech, a LOFT coordinator. "We started talking about having meetings, having people come on board like banks, businesses and schools."...
Lady 'Dogs win own invite (09/15/08)
The Le Mars volleyball squad boosted its spirits Saturday, coming off a tough loss to Sioux City East in their home opener Thursday, as the Lady Bulldogs completed a 4-0 sweep of their tournament to win the Le Mars Invitational. "It was a nice win for the girls," Le Mars coach Susan Irwin said...
Gehlen knocks off No. 2 Alta (09/15/08)
For the second time in three weeks, the Gehlen football team has found a way to win in dramatic fashion as the Jays upset Alta 14-12, ranked second in the state by last week's Radio Iowa poll, on the road this past Friday. After relying on a balanced attack for the past two weeks, the Jays relied heavily on the pass to beat the Cyclones. However, it was the running game that solidified the victory as Gehlen ran for three crucial first downs to stop an Alta comeback...
K-P falls to 2A No. 7 East Sac County at tourney (09/15/08)
Kingsley-Pierson continued to exercise their volleyball power Saturday as they competed in the Rockwell City-Lytton tournament. After placing second in their pool, the Lady Panthers were edged out of the semifinals by East Sac County, the seventh-ranked team in Class 2A, in the third game, losing the match 2-1 and ending their day at the tournament...
Gehlen's Freking races to fifth place finish at Holstein (09/15/08)
By Brian Schekirke Sports editor It was a cool drizzly day on Saturday but it wasn't enough to stop Gehlen's Jordan Freking from finishing fifth overall at the Galva-Holstein/CYO cross country meet. The senior completed the course in 18:15 to place fifth and helped the team to an eighth place finish as they had 228 points overall. ...
RSM falls in district opener at Woodbine (09/15/08)
Remsen St. Mary's was in action on the road Friday night, dropping their district debut 13-6 to Woodbine. "I thought that the kids played hard," RSM coach Ken Hajek said of the loss. "I'm not disappointed with the effort; I'm just disappointed we had penalties and turnovers at the wrong time."...
River Valley rolls K-P 33-6 in Panthers' home opener (09/15/08)
Kingsley-Pierson's young football squad showed a few glimpses of improvement but it wasn't enough as they dropped their third straight game, suffering a 33-6 setback at the hands of River Valley on Friday. Senior quarterback Chris Olson was a major catalyst for the Panthers' offense as he had 164 yards of total offense. The senior was 4-13 passing for 77 but was picked off twice by the Wolverines...
A-W takes down MMC 41-7 in home opener (09/15/08)
Akron-Westfield went on a scoring spree Friday night as they hosted Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn in the district opener. The Westerners took a 21-7 half-time lead and turned it into a 41-7 victory by the end of the night. A-W struck first halfway through the first quarter on an 18-yard run by Christopher Carlson. The extra point attempt by Eric Eskra sailed through the uprights, giving the Westerners a 7-0 lead...
Lavonne E. Buss (09/15/08)
Lavonne E. Buss, 86, of Le Mars, died suddenly Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at her home in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars with the Rev. Martin McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars...
Bonnie Hassebroek (09/15/08)
Bonnie Jean (Brodie) Hassebroek of Sioux City, and an Ireton area native, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today (Monday) at First Presbyterian Church, Sixth and Nebraska, in Sioux City, with the Rev. Matthew Miller officiating. ...
Don and Odell Hunstad (09/15/08)
Don and Odell Hunstad of Le Mars will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 19, 2008, with their immediate family. The couple has one son, Gary Hunstad of San Diego, Calif., and two daughters, Rachel and Bob Bonderson of Hawarden and Colleen and Scott Carlson of Sergeant Bluff. ...
Of pigs and prophets (09/15/08)
In less than two months, voters all over the nation will be going to the polls to select who should be the next president of the United States. The nominating conventions for the two parties were held later than usual this year, due to the summer Olympics...
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