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Stories from Thursday, December 11, 2008

Local competes in Holiday Idol and needs votes today (12/11/08)
Danika Portz, a 2007 Remsen St. Mary's graduate, is competing in a "Holiday Idol" contest to win $1,000 to donate to her favorite charity and another $1,000 to split with her duet partner, and she needs your vote. The contest is a singing contest sponsored by a Des Moines radio station Lite 104.1...
Iowa's health ranking falls, obesity a factor (12/11/08)
Iowa ranks 15th in the nation's health in the 2008 study by America's Health Rankings "A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities," down one from its 14th place rank in 2007. The report looks at four groups of health determinants that can be affected: Personal behaviors; community and environment; public and health policies and clinical care...
Pioneer Village Christmas sets second weekend of activities (12/11/08)
Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland will be open for its second final weekend this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 14 at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Last weekend went really well," said Bonita Davison, who heads a small group of dedicated volunteers who put together the Christmas event...
Velarde gets light sentence in stabbing trial (12/11/08)
Guilty... but not much. A Le Mars man on trial for stabbing another local man in a fight got a light conviction Wednesday in court. Christopher Velarde, 24, was found guilty of simple assault by a jury. That's a much lighter conviction than he originally faced...
Is your inhaler earth-friendly? It will be (12/11/08)
Drug companies are changing how inhalers puff to protect the environment. Common inhalers, used by people who suffer from asthma, upper respiratory infections or chronic pulmonary diseases no longer can contain CFCs, or chlorofluorocarbons, according to a new law that goes into effect Dec. 31, 2008...
Gehlen Dance Team earns 'I' rating at state competition (12/11/08)
Members of the Gehlen Catholic Dance Team didn't let last Saturday's cold weather slow them down as they performed their way to a "I" rating at Iowa State Dance Competition and Distinguished Academic Honors for the eighth year in a row. The competition was held in Des Moines...
Benefit supper for Danny Pick at Gehlen (12/11/08)
A benefit soup and sandwich supper for Danny Pick will be held this Friday, Dec. 12, at Gehlen Catholic Schools, sponsored by the Gehlen J-Club. Serving will be from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. A freewill donation will be received for the meal...
Former R-U coach Rockie Bork honored (12/11/08)
Former Remsen-Union basketball coach Rockie Bork was honored on Friday night as the Rockets hosted Westwood. R-U Athletic Director Heather Youde presented Bork with a plaque as the gymnasium floor was dedicated to the former teacher, coach and athletic director for his 32 years of dedicated service to R-U...
Can $161 million buy CC love in the Big Apple? (12/11/08)
CC Sabathia is going to be a Yankee. Surprise, surprise. Was there really any doubt? When the Bronx Bastards come up with a seven-year, $161 million offer that no one else comes close to matching, where would you sign? Sabathia's signing (pending a physical) was the second big contract announced at the MLB winter meetings which are being held this week in Las Vegas...
Margaret C. Penning (12/11/08)
Margaret Catherine Penning, 89, of Granville, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Sanford Care Center in Sheldon. Margaret Catherine Penning was born May 14, 1919, at rural Granville, the daughter of Gregor and Mary (Reith) Penning. Catherine was raised and educated in the Granville area. ...
Marlis Linstrand (12/11/08)
Marlis Linstrand, 78, of Le Mars, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Brunsville, with the Rev. Dan Gerrietts officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars. ...
Snow, fun for some.... (12/11/08)
Snow, glorious snow. On top of ice, wonderful ice. Wasn't Monday's storm a wonderful reminder of how winter can be a wonderful thing when you are a child and an equally awful thing when you are an adult? As children, bad weather means getting out of school early, getting time to play with friends and have a wonderful time. ...
It's called Christmas for a reason (12/11/08)
In the past few years, the politically correct police have deemed it inappropriate and to some, even offensive to wish people "Merry Christmas." Those that have gone along with this erosion of the holiday wish people "Happy Holidays" and rationalize that the innocuous phrase covers all denominations and faiths that celebrate anything in December...
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