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Chamber luminary stroll and sweets night (12/04/08)
Hospital Auxiliary candy makers, volunteers ready for Goodie Sale (12/04/08)
Needs some Christmas candy or cookies to serve the family or guests and no time to prepare it? Then come out to the Floyd Valley Hospital Auxiliary's 22nd annual Holiday Goodie Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 6, in the hospital's lower level Conference Center...
Lighted Christmas Parade is Saturday (12/04/08)
Get ready for thousands of Christmas lights as the 12th annual Earl Utesch Memorial Children's Lighted Christmas Parade makes its way on Central Avenue through downtown Le Mars this Saturday, Dec. 6. Parade time is 6 p.m. It starts at Eighth Street South, where the floats will lineup beginning at 5 p.m...
Bikers to deliver toys to local children (12/04/08)
A line of motorcycles stretched over the horizon, the rumble of a hundred V-twin engines made cattle in the fields wonder what could cause such a ruckus. The biker group traveled over 100 miles through farmland and winding roads of the Loess Hills -- followed the whole way by a truck loaded to the brim with children's toys...
Lunch with Legislators is Dec. 11 (12/04/08)
Lunch with Legislators, hosted by the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held noon Thursday, Dec. 11, at the American Bank meeting room. State Rep. Chuck Soderberg and Sen. Randy Feenstra will be present for discussion and questions. Cost for the event is $10 per person. Lions Club members may attend for free...
Supervisors look for replacements for LOST board seats (12/04/08)
Four seats are up for grabs on the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Advisory Board. The Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday set a Dec. 31 deadline for anyone interested in applying. Volunteer members are needed for three-year terms in supervisor Districts 1, 3, and 5...
K-P grapplers record pair of defeats (12/04/08)
The Kingsley-Pierson wrestling team opened their first season under new head coach Jay Warren with a pair of defeats as they took on Sioux City East and Akron-Westfield Tuesday at Moville. The Panthers opened the evening with a 57-24 defeat against against a stacked Black Raiders squad that features four grapplers ranked in the top 10 in class 3A...
Le Mars JV drops opener at SC East (12/04/08)
The Le Mars sophomores started their season with a tough loss at Sioux City East as the Black Raiders grabbed a 51-41 victory over the Bulldogs on Tuesday. East jumped ahead early with a 15-6 lead after one quarter of play. But the Bulldogs answered with 17 second-quarter points to pull within three - down 26-23 - at halftime...
No. 7 A-W shuts down Westwood 63-38 (12/04/08)
As the buzzer sounded to end the break between the third and fourth quarters, Westwood coach Heather Hensley turned away from her team and rolled her eyes toward the ceiling in frustration. It was that kind of night for the Rebels, as host Akron-Westfield lived up to its No. 7 billing with a 63-28 season-opening victory Tuesday at Akron-Westfield High School...
Rebels rally to defeat Westerners 58-55 (12/04/08)
Tuesday night's season-opener against Westwood is probably one game the Akron-Westfield boys basketball team would like to forget. But the Westwood players and fans certainly won't as the Rebels overcame a 12-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the host Westerners 58-55 on Tuesday in Akron...
RSM football alum Steichen receives MVC first team honors (12/04/08)
Austin Steichen, a former Remsen St. Mary's football player, was named to the 2008 All-Missouri Valley Conference first team as an offensive lineman for the University of Northern Iowa Panthers. The redshirt junior overcame a groin injury in UNI's season-opening 41-17 loss to BYU to start 11 games at center for the Panthers...
Wilma H. Wilms (12/04/08)
Wilma H. Wilms, 96, of Iowa City and formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church and will continue until service time. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is in charge of arrangements...
Are you a sitar hero? (12/04/08)
Three weeks until Christmas Day. The year has really flown past, hasn't it? I'm afraid the rest of the year will simply be a blur, so try to enjoy the holidays and keep everything in perspective. Easier said than done, I know. So, have you avoided the viruses that are going around? The cold season seems to begin earlier each year, and venturing out to concerts, school programs, family gatherings and shopping exposes us to all sorts of nasty bugs...
What about the dealers? (12/04/08)
There has been a great deal of discussion for the past month about a loan package for the domestic "Big Three" automakers: General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. The merits for and against federal assistance have been argued nearly ad nauseam, and we will not venture into those waters here...
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