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Stories from Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Conservation meeting cancelled (12/16/08)
The Plymouth County Conservation Board and the Plymouth County Conservation Foundation meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. has been cancelled. No new date has been set.
Winter heating costs on the rise? Officials say no (12/16/08)
Local energy suppliers say residents will not see an increase in cost to heat their homes this winter. Gasoline and diesel along with propane and natural gas prices have fallen considerably in the last couple of months. "For natural gas customers we are projecting the same heating costs as last winter," said Mark Reinders, MidAmerican Energy, communications manager...
Negotiators propose 1.19 percent raise for teachers (12/16/08)
Members of the Le Mars Community Schools Board of Education bargaining team presented their initial proposals for the 2009-10 master contract to the Le Mars Community Education Association bargaining team members at a 5 p.m. meeting Monday. The board's proposal calls for a 1.19 percent total package increase, or $122,059 spread among the teachers as set forth in the teacher salary schedule in the Master Contract. The proposal also includes no benefit changes...
Outside review of information refutes allegations against school board (12/16/08)
A letter to the office of the State Auditor of Iowa with allegations against the Le Mars Community School District Board of Education by a district resident was addressed at the Dec. 8 board meeting. Jeffrey Peters, a certified public accountant with Williams & Company, in Le Mars, presented his findings to the board after receiving the information from the state auditor's office...
Akron boat ramp done, recreational pond yet to come (12/16/08)
A new boat ramp near Akron is complete, but the recreational pond that was supposed to come with it is on hold until DNR permits come through. Digging the pond will take one summer's work, according to Justin Higman of Higman Sand & Gravel. "We're just waiting for the pond's permits from the DNR since the land is in both the flood plain and the floodway," he said during a Plymouth County Zoning meeting Monday. "We're waiting on them until we can break ground on the recreational lake."...
Christmas crunch: Postal Service sorts through busiest time (12/16/08)
It may be 10 degrees below zero Wednesday but you'll be seeing U.S. Postal Service workers out on the streets. Dec. 17 is predicted to be their busiest delivery day. That comes two days after their busiest mail sorting day. "The Postal Service will handle 960 million cards and letters today," said Le Mars Postmaster Dan Kelly on Monday. "That's nearly double the average daily volume."...
Your photos meet the Daily Sentinel website (12/16/08)
Would you like to share your stories and photos with your community, but never dreamed you could? Welcome to your Sentinel website. Gone are the days when only a journalist was able to write stories and snap photographs in the community. We have designated a special section on our home page, lemarssentinel.com, for you to showcase your favorite photo and story, or just your favorite photo...
Hinton edges R-U in thriller (12/16/08)
Josh Vander Plaats will probably have to pinch himself several times today. The Hinton senior hit a game-winning 3-pointer from just inside the half-court line as time expired to give the Blackhawks a 63-60 non-conference victory over visiting Remsen-Union on Monday...
Hinton rolls to 6-0 with win over R-U (12/16/08)
Turnovers proved to be the downfall for Remsen-Union in Hinton on Monday night as the Blackhawks won their sixth straight with a 78-26 win over the Lady Rockets. "We just kept turning the ball over," R-U coach Nick Fynaardt said. "A lot of it was that we weren't making good passes and then they were scoring layups off it."...
Le Mars JV dishes out 44-24 loss at Spirit Lake (12/16/08)
The Le Mars junior varsity basketball team defeated Spirit Lake 44-24 on the road on Friday to improve to 2-1 on the season. The Bulldogs allowed just 11 points through the first three quarters of play to build a 41-11 lead heading into the fourth quarter...
K-P girls 2-0 in weekend campaign (12/16/08)
Kingsley-Pierson took two lengthy road trips over the weekend and brought home some positive results as the Lady Panthers improved to 3-2 on the season with a pair of wins at Westwood and West Monona. On Friday night in Sloan, the Lady Panthers got off to a slow start en route to their 49-32 win, according to coach Nicole Goodwin...
K-P's Steffen wins weight class at Westerner Invite (12/16/08)
The Kingsley-Pierson Panthers finished fourth in the 10-team Westerner Invitational Saturday in Akron. Matt Steffen won the 135-pound weight class to lead K-P, which tallied 106 points. Mike Weaver finished second in a tough 285-pound field that included a pair of state qualifiers...
Westerners shut down Hawks 75-42 (12/16/08)
Michael Oetken poured in a game-high 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lift Akron-Westfield over St. Mary's 75-42 Friday night in Remsen. The senior sunk 11-of-12 from the field as he led the Westerners to their second victory of the season. Derek Appley was also in double figures as he netted 10 points for A-W in the win. Appley also pulled down seven rebounds...
A-W nets 49-33 win at Dakota Valley (12/16/08)
After holding just a 2-point advantage at halftime, Akron-Westfield went on a 12-2 third quarter run en route to a 49-33 win over Dakota Valley on the road Monday. "They were kind of cold the second half and we shut down their big girl which helped quite a bit," A-W coach Kent Johnson said. "We didn't know much about them but we figured out who their shooters were and how to stop them and slow them down."...
Vera Lucille Elliott (12/16/08)
Vera Lucille Elliott, 95, of Fremont, Neb., and formerly of Craig and Le Mars, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at Arbor Manor in Fremont, Neb. Vera Lucille Elliott was born March 7, 1913, on a farm in Grant Township, Plymouth County, the third of five children to Jesse B. and Maude (Phillips) Peebles. She attended country school near her home and helped her parents with farming...
Dorothy Mulvany (12/16/08)
Dorothy Mulvany, 95, of Marcus, died today (Tuesday), Dec. 16, 2008, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Dorothy's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Gladys E. Vlieger (12/16/08)
Gladys Vlieger, 82, of rural Maurice, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Saturday Dec.13, 2008. The former Gladys Eileen Becker was born Dec. 27, 1925, the daughter of Louis and Jennie (Nicholson) Becker at the Becker homestead near Ireton. Gladys attended #7 Reading Township country school for eight years and attended Maurice High School in Maurice for four years, graduating in 1943...
The shoe heard 'round the world (12/16/08)
Life just seems to be getting more and more strange. A glance at the paper or a run through the channels on the television bears witness to how surreal life can be in 2008. Case in point: over the weekend, Pres. Bush made a final unscheduled trip to Iraq and Afghanistan, to sign a treaty with the Iraqis, thank the troops and say goodbye...
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