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Stories from Friday, December 19, 2008

Ancient Chinese secret? Le Mars man sails with Chinese to re-make history (12/19/08)
LCS sees slight increase in free, reduced lunches served (12/19/08)
In a year when the economy is weak, a survey by the School Nutrition Association, which represents workers who provide meals for school-age children, reports that almost 80 percent of schools they surveyed are reporting an increase in the number of free lunches served this year...
Now that's what we call winter (12/19/08)
Shoveling it. Blowing it. Plowing through it. Getting stuck in it. About 8 inches of the heavy, wet snow greeted Le Mars area residents Friday morning. But a temperature at 8 a.m. of 14 above zero with a windchill of 2 above made for a relatively warm start as residents began burrowing their way out...
Let it stop, let it stop, let it stop (12/19/08)
By Bethany Kroeze Sports editor Northwest Iowa is guaranteed a white Christmas this year but with the piles of snow and sheets of ice come snow days for local schools. And when school is cancelled or dismissed early, that means no basketball and wrestling...
Freed named INS Player of the Week (12/19/08)
Hinton senior Britni Freed was named Player of the Week by the Iowa Network Services on December 17. Freed averaged 21.5 points and just over eight rebounds and four steals in two victories for the Blackhawks, who remain perfect at 6-0. In a win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Friday, Dec. 12, Freed poured in 30 points, grabbed nine rebounds, dished out three assists and had five steals as the Blackhawks grabbed a 71-40 War Eagle Conference win on the road...
Le Mars' Kaylee Thompson inks with Northwestern volleyball (12/19/08)
ORANGE CITY, Iowa--Le Mars senior Kaylee Thompson has signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Northwestern College in Orange City beginning next fall. A 5-11 middle hitter, Thompson starred for three years at LCHS, averaging 2.2 kills per game and totaling 61 blocks as the Lady Bulldogs finished 19-12 in 2008. ...
Grace Hibma (12/19/08)
Mrs. Grace Hibma, age 90, of Maurice, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital. Arrangements are being completed by the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Evelyn Ney (12/19/08)
Evelyn Ney, 93, of Granville, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Cathlic Church in Granville with the Rev. Richard Ball officiating. Burial will be in S. ...
Wayne Penning (12/19/08)
Wayne Penning, 91, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. William Wayne Penning was born April 26, 1917, in Le Mars, the son of William and Bessie (Reeves) Penning. Wayne attended school in Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1935. Wayne was united in marriage to Harriett Harker Jan. 12, 1936 in Le Mars...
Thomas J. Trobaugh (12/19/08)
Thomas J. Trobaugh, 56, of Le Mars, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, in Ogden, Utah. Thomas John Trobaugh was born Oct. 21, 1952, at Le Mars, the son of John and Dorothy (Downing) Trobaugh. Tom was baptized and confirmed at Calvary Methodist Church. He attended school in Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1971. Following high school, Tom attended Westmar College for two years. He then went to work as an optical assistant in Sioux City and later in Kansas City...
Coping with holiday grief (12/19/08)
The holidays may be a cheerful time for most people, but for many others they can be a painful reminder of a lost loved one. According to mental health experts, individuals and families struggling with grief can find that grief all the more intense and quite difficult to cope with during the holidays...
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