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Stories from Monday, December 8, 2008

New jail chaplain is working in inmates' lives (12/08/08)
John Steen feels called to share God's love with prisoners at the Plymouth County jai. Steen became the volunteer chaplain at the Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center Oct. 1. He meets with inmates on a weekly basis talking, listening and encouraging them...
Holiday Glow (12/08/08)
Santa, Mrs. Claus make Pioneer Village Christmas stop (12/08/08)
Children lined up at the Sportsman's Club at the Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland this weekend to have their turn with Santa Claus and present him with a list of presents they wish to see under their Christmas tree. Sunday evening, Santa was accompanied by Mrs. Claus to the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. The two of them talked with children and gave out a bag of goodies to each child...
Local holiday happenings (12/08/08)
Dec. 9 - Le Mars Community Middle School Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m. in the middle school auditorium. Dec. 11 - Gehlen Catholic K-6 Christmas Concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 13 & 14 - Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland second and final weekend, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds...
Floyd Valley Hospital wins national top performer Award (12/08/08)
Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars has been named a 2008 Summit Award Winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. Press Ganey currently partners with more than 7,000 health care facilities -- including more than 40 percent of U.S. hospitals -- to measure and improve the quality of their care. The company's databases are the largest in the industry, and allow facilities nationwide to benchmark results against peer organizations...
Crescent Ridge work may carry into 2009 (12/08/08)
The work to transform a cattle feedlot into a site for residential development may not be finished by the end of this year, according to city officials. Crescent Ridge, previously the Winter family's farmsite and feedlot, was purchased by the Le Mars Business Initiative Corporation (LBIC) by October 2007...
Hawks hold off Falcons in 58-55 win (12/08/08)
After a huge third quarter run left St. Mary's with a 44-36 lead over West Sioux Friday night, the Falcons pushed the fourth quarter comeback attempt against the host Hawks, who held strong for a 58-55 win to record a second straight victory. "It was a good one to win," RSM coach Ken Hajek said. "We played good ball. We got ahead in the third quarter and then West Sioux made a couple 3's to make it close down the wire in the fourth quarter."...
Lady Rockets roll to 53-39 win over Rebels (12/08/08)
After a tough loss at No. 7 Akron-Westfield Thursday, Remsen-Union bounced back in fine fashion with a 53-39 win over Westwood Friday night. "I was really proud of the girls after a game like [Thursday's at Akron]. Friday was their third game this week," R-U coach Nick Fynaardt said. "It was tough to know how the girls were going to come out but they showed a lot of heart and they wanted [the win] pretty badly."...
Bulldogs fall 53-50 at Cherokee (12/08/08)
Le Mars dropped a heartbreaker Friday night at Cherokee - 53-50 - in what coach Dave Irwin called a "great high school basketball game." After taking a 28-20 lead at the half, the Braves continued to roll in the third quarter, shutting down the Bulldogs as the hosts extended their lead to 46-33 after three quarters of action...
Lady Jays hand Eagles 47-33 loss (12/08/08)
After opening the season with a tough loss to Class 2A's 12th-ranked Unity Christian, the Gehlen Catholic girls bounced back with a solid 47-33 win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on the road Friday night. "We did a lot of things right early," Gehlen coach Marty Kurth said. "Early in the game we shot the ball pretty well and limited [Marcus] to one shot."...
West Sioux shuts down RSM 54-25 (12/08/08)
With a trio of scorers in double figures, the West Sioux proved themselves as a force in the War Eagle Conference Friday night as the Falcons handed the Hawks of Remsen St. Mary's a 54-25 loss. The host Hawks struggled to get their offense started while the Falcons rolled to a 17-3 lead in the opening eight minutes. ...
Gehlen comes from behind to win season opener at MMC (12/08/08)
The Le Mars Gehlen boys basketball team hadn't made a 3-point shot the entire night, but that didn't stop Adam Nemmers. The junior calmly sank the Jay's first shot from beyond the perimeter with just a couple of seconds left to tie the contest at 55-55 and force overtime...
Louison records career highs to lift Le Mars past Cherokee 50-35 (12/08/08)
A huge first quarter accelerated the Le Mars girls to a 50-35 win at Cherokee Friday night. "We played a great first quarter and executed offensively," Le Mars coach Barry Borchers said. The Lady Bulldogs rolled to a 20-2 lead after just eight minutes of play...
'Dogs finish second at Humboldt (12/08/08)
The Le Mars wrestling team opened its season with a second-place finish at the Humboldt Tournament. Atlantic won the team title with 311 points. Le Mars finished with 212 to improve on last season's fourth-place finish at the same event. "Our goal was to improve and I'm real pleased," Le Mars head coach Tom Smalley said. "We wrestled with a lot of intensity. Even when we didn't win, we wrestled with intensity."...
Rebels edge Rockets 48-46 in WVC contest (12/08/08)
It was an evenly matched battle as Remsen-Union hosted Westwood on Friday night. Unfortunately for the Rockets, the visiting Rebels played the spoiler role and went home with a 48-46 win. The loss marks the second straight by four points or less for R-U, which fell 64-60 after a huge second half comeback at Akron-Westfield on Thursday...
Kirk C. Koithan, D.O. (12/08/08)
Kirk C. Koithan, D.O., 49, of Hinton died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at a Sioux City hospital following a lengthy illness. Services were at 11 a.m. today (Monday) at Calvary Lutheran Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. James Travis officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery at Mapleton. Visitation was 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Condolences may be sent online to www.meyerbroschapels.com...
Betty Jean Witt Guyer (12/08/08)
Betty Jean Witt Guyer, 77, of Highland Ranch, Colo., was called home by her Lord Friday, Nov. 28, 2008. Betty Jean Witt was born May 27, 1930, in Le Mars. She was the only child of Carl H. and Anna S. Witt, formerly of Le Mars. Betty was valedictorian of her high school class in 1948. ...
Lowell G. Moeller (12/08/08)
Lowell G. Moeller, 76, of Ireton died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton, with the Rev. Marcel Kohlmeyer officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin noon Tuesday, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Porter Funeral Home in Ireton...
Gertrude 'Gert' Uithoven (12/08/08)
Gertrude "Gert" Uithoven, 78, of Akron, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at the Hospice House in Omaha, Neb. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Jean Morse will officiate. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present at 6 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Stan and Shirley Nilles (12/08/08)
Stan and Shirley (Sanow) Nilles of Kingsley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 28 with their family. Stan and Shirley were married Dec. 29, 1958, at St. Mary's Church in Remsen. They have three children: Tammy (Tony) Paskert of Remsen, Joe (Nanci) of Duluth, Ga., and Lisa (Tim) Carlson of Kingsley. They have seven grandchildren and one great-grandson...
Cecil and Carol Lang (12/08/08)
Cecil and Carol Lang of Hinton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Hinton Community Center. They request no gifts, please. Hosting the golden event will be their children, Brian and Cindy Lang of St. Cloud, Minn., and Steve and Greta Lang of Ankeny. The couple has six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Ads too effective? (12/08/08)
The Iowa Department of Public Health, Division of Tobacco Use Prevention has a youth orientated division, Just Eliminate Lies (JEL) marketing program. JEL is known for their attention-getting ads and stunts, and their latest campaign "What Town is Next?" certainly has some folks buzzing...
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