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Stories from Thursday, September 25, 2008

Iowa native earned students' trust teaching on reservation (09/25/08)
Maria Valen remembers her former Crow and Cheyenne students fondly, especially this week -- Native American Heritage Week. Valen, a new high school English teacher at Gehlen Catholic School, spent two years prior to coming to Le Mars educating American Indian students in Montana...
General election absentee ballots available (09/25/08)
Absentee ballots for the Nov. 4 general election are available to voters as of today (Thursday), according to officials at the Plymouth County Auditor's Office. A request form is required to receive an absentee ballot, whether in the Auditor's office or by mail. Request forms are available in the Auditor's Office or may be found online at www.co.plymouth.ia.us/Departments/audito... and clicking on the Absentee Ballot link...
LCS enrollment may be stable (09/25/08)
A preliminary count for Le Mars Community Schools indicates enrollment may be stable for the 2008-09 school year. "We conducted a dry run on the enrollment process on Sept. 15," LCS Superintendent Dr. Todd Wendt told board of education members Monday night...
Customers will pay more to bury waste material in landfill (09/25/08)
Landfill rates for materials that are buried will increase by $2 a ton Oct. 1 for customers. That kind of refuse includes items like construction and demolition materials, furniture, metal, yard waste, trees and concrete. With the rate increase, the current $16 a ton cost will rise to $18 a ton...
Steam locomotive to stop in Le Mars (09/25/08)
Union Pacific's "Challenger" No. 3985 will steam into Le Mars next Wednesday for a brief visit The visit comes during the 1940s locomotive's round trip tour from Cheyenne, Wyo. to St. Paul, Minn., and back. People can take a look at the restored train engine during its half-hour stop Oct. 1 along Lincoln Street near the south Wells Dairy ice cream plant at Eighth Street Southwest...
Unity shuts down RSM netters (09/25/08)
Remsen St. Mary's faced a formidable War Eagle Conference opponent Tuesday night in Unity Christian. The Knights came away with the win on their home court, maintaining their perfect league record, while the Hawks fell to 2-2 in the WEC with the 3-0 loss...
Lady Panthers dig up 3-0 league win over Lady Rockets (09/25/08)
Kingsley-Pierson dug up its fifth Western Valley Conference win Tuesday night as they hosted Remsen-Union. The Lady Panthers swept the Lady Rockets 3-0 in the match, but R-U definitely put up a fight. "We played with good intensity tonight and that's what we've lacked the past few games," R-U coach Kelly Weiler said. "Hopefully, we're on the right track."...
Le Mars JV downs Storm Lake (09/25/08)
A potent rushing attack was all that the Le Mars sophomore football team needed to easily cruise by Storm Lake on Monday as the Bulldogs beat the Tornadoes 30-14. The 'Dogs put up 15 points on the scoreboard in the second quarter thanks to two one-yard touchdown runs...
Bulldog freshmen shut out Cherokee (09/25/08)
A balanced game-plan was more than enough for the Le Mars freshman football team as they dominated on both sides of the ball en route to a 35-0 win over Cherokee on Monday, September 15. The 'Dogs put up 260 yards rushing on the ground - with 82 yards through the air - as they pounded the ball into the end-zone seven times, racking up 342 yards of total offense. The defense limited the Braves to -20 yards rushing and just 47 yards passing as Cherokee only managed 27 yards of offense in the game...
David M. Lee (09/25/08)
David M. Lee, 60, of Marcus, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at Cherokee Villa Nursing Home in Cherokee, following a lengthy illness. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting David's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Brooklyn E. Popken (09/25/08)
NORWALK -- Brooklyn Elizabeth Popken, infant daughter of Jeff and Lisa Popken of Norwalk, was born Sept. 13, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Brooklyn's strong will to live kept her with her family for 10 days. She went home to heaven while in her mommy and daddy's arms and surrounded by her loving family Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008...
The wonder of fuel oil (09/25/08)
It's official, fall has arrived and far too soon, we will be spending more of our time indoors. I'm hoping for a long, sunny fall and a short, mild winter. I always say, if you are going to wish, wish big. Preparing homes for fall and winter has become a multi-million dollar business, as homeowners seek to keep the insects and other varmints out and the expensive warm air in...
What happened to 'The Golden Rule?' (09/25/08)
The public schools deal with many issues before getting down to doing some actual learning. From making sure students get to school to feeding them breakfast to making sure they have school supplies, the school is, whether we want to openly admit it or not, the safety net of society...
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