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Stories from Wednesday, December 3, 2008

LCHS students selected for Northwest Iowa Honor Band Festival (12/03/08)
Thirty-two Le Mars Community High School band members will join with students from 44 area high schools to combine their talents for the 55th annual Northwest Iowa Honor Band Festival. The festival will be held Jan. 10, 2009, with a concert at 7 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium on the Morningside College campus in Sioux City. Approximately 225 high school musicians were chosen through auditions held Nov. 1 in Storm Lake from among 450 entries...
Le Mars pets will soon need to be collared with a new license (12/03/08)
Boxer, Bright-Eyes, Rover and Lily best be ready. Come Jan., 1 Le Mars dogs and cats over 6 months old will need a license and a metal identification tag. Le Mars City Council members gave a new city pet ordinance its final approval Tuesday with a 4-1 vote...
Final design plans may cut city's cost for rail spur extension (12/03/08)
Le Mars City Administrator Scott Langel said Tuesday he's "hopeful" the city's cost can be cut for a rail spur track extension. Le Mars Public Storage, IML Containers and Nor-Am Cold Storage each need a siding track. The project, which was presented to the Le Mars City Council last month, came with a nearly $1 million price tag...
Hinton school voters switch from local to state tax (12/03/08)
Almost 200 voters visited the polls Tuesday to re-pass the Hinton School District's revenue purpose statement. The special election was needed after the 2008 Legislature decided to replace the one penny School Infrastructure Local Option (SILO) tax with a 1 cent statewide sales tax...
Council members commended for work on bus route (12/03/08)
John Leonard and Ken Nelson received a pat on the back from the other Le Mars City Council members Tuesday for their efforts to help start a city public bus route. Nelson, meanwhile, praised cooperation of Siouxland Regional Transit System (SRTS) staff and bus drivers on the project...
What's the next step for museum's study hall? (12/03/08)
Room by room, hallway by hallway, volunteers at the Plymouth County Historical Museum repaired, renovated and brought new life to what was once Le Mars Central High School. Now attention is turning to the fourth floor study hall/library, a large room with windows and at one time, skylights...
Blackhawks pound Hawks in WEC opener (12/03/08)
Hinton relied on the depth of its bench as the Blackhawks took the first step in defending their War Eagle Conference title Tuesday night as Coach Phil Skamser's squad handed the visiting Hawks of St. Mary's a 97-50 loss. "Our guys take pride in being the defending [conference] champion and we're working towards defending it again," Skamser said. "We've got to do that one game at a time."...
Hinton wins WEC opener over St. Mary's (12/03/08)
Hinton and Remsen St. Mary's faced off in league action Tuesday night in Hinton. The Blackhawks rolled out to an early lead and never looked back as they stomped the young Hawks 89-20 in the War Eagle Conference opener for both squads. "I really like the tempo of our game right now," Hinton coach Joel Small said. "We're moving up and down the floor and scoring a lot of points. I'm pleased with both of our wins [against RSM and River Valley]."...
Lady Rockets defeat Eagles 61-38 to win second straight game (12/03/08)
Things are looking up for Remsen-Union. After winning just one game over the course of the past two seasons, the Lady Rockets notched their second consecutive win Tuesday night in Remsen, knocking off Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 61-38. "These girls really bought into the concept of working hard," R-U coach Nick Fynaardt said. "You can definitely see their efforts are paying off and they are reaping the benefits."...
East hands Le Mars 76-45 loss in opener (12/03/08)
The season opener for Le Mars was not a game Coach Dave Irwin wants to dwell on. "Let's just move on to the next game," he said. The Bulldogs struggled to get their game going Tuesday night on the road at Sioux City East and the Black Raiders rolled to a 76-45 win...
Lady Panthers fall 60-44 to No. 15 Wildcats (12/03/08)
Kingsley-Pierson hosted a tough Woodbury Central team in the season opener Tuesday night. The 15th-ranked Wildcats wanted a win after dropping their opener and they got just that as the Lady Panthers fell 60-44. "We played hard and did good things," K-P coach Nicole Goodwin said...
Lady Jays come up short against Knights (12/03/08)
Speed was the key for 12th-ranked Unity Christian Tuesday night as they handed Gehlen Catholic a 56-37 loss. "The speed they play at is something we struggle with," Gehlen coach Marty Kurth said. "We can't simulate that speed of the game in practice."...
K-P drops home opener to Woodbury Central (12/03/08)
A young Kingsley-Pierson squad opened its season with a 70-44 loss to Woodbury Central at home Monday. "We played hard, but you could tell our youth showed," coach Adam Rapp said. "Woodbury Central is an experienced team. They had everybody back, a height advantage and a lot more experience."...
Rockets knock off Eagles 71-61 in opener (12/03/08)
The Remsen-Union boys basketball team returned their five leading scorers from last season and that experience showed Tuesday as the Rockets defeated Marcus-Meridan-Cleghorn 71-61 at R-U High School. "It's always good to get that first win," Rockets coach Steve Neuberger said. "In the first game of the season, you don't know what to expect."...
Henke-Hagan (12/03/08)
Kristi Henke and Chris Hagan of Kingsley exchanged wedding vows Oct. 18, 2008 at Kingsley United Methodist Church with Pastor Roger Kurtenbach officiating. Parents of the couple are Ron and Pearl Henke of Marcus and Mike and Joan Hagan of Kingsley. Grandparents attending included Berniece Henke of Cherokee, Bob and Helen Hagan and Sylvia Beelner, all of Kingsley...
Katie and Tyler Schorg (12/03/08)
Katie Petersen and Tyler Schorg were united in marriage Oct. 18, 2008, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. The Rev. William McCarthy officiated the double ring ceremony. Parents of the couple are Dave and Roxanne Petersen of Ankeny and Kelli Schorg and the late Pat Schorg of Remsen. Special guests at the wedding were Helen Mayrose and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Schorg, grandparents of the bridegroom...
The most wonderful time of the year (12/03/08)
Three weeks from tonight is Christmas Eve. The anticipation is building and preparations are underway in homes across the nation. It truly doesn't matter what the economy is doing, Christmas will arrive and we all will have a wonderful time. This weekend, a couple of local Christmas traditions will help put anyone who hasn't caught the Christmas spirit in the right frame of mind. ...
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