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Stories from Monday, December 22, 2008

Uncertain economy pinches health care patients and centers (12/22/08)
Today's economic downturn isn't only affecting what consumers pay at the pump or for groceries, it's also affecting how they pay for health care. Some families have to make a decision as to whether to pay for their health care needs because of higher insurance deductibles, co-pays and larger responsibilities in paying for care...
Remsen man killed in tractor rollover (12/22/08)
A Remsen man died Saturday when the tractor he was scooping snow with rolled over. John Alan Hamman, 46, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident, according to the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office. Hamman was clearing snow off someone else's farm at 44214 260th Street about nine miles south of Remsen...
Clearing snow and ice from mailbox ensures delivery (12/22/08)
Remember the saying that starts out "Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow . . ." and continues with the theme the U.S. Post Office will always deliver? If the way to the mailbox, whether by vehicle or by foot, isn't safe, there may not be any mail delivered...
Impaired waters in county not on monitoring schedule (12/22/08)
Eight bodies of water in Plymouth County are among 445 listed as impaired throughout Iowa. That means those streams, lakes, creeks and rivers have some type of pollutant -- like too high levels of bacteria -- based on standards set by the Federal Clean Water Act...
You answered the call: Christian Needs Center doing OK (12/22/08)
A little overwhelming. That's how the Le Mars Christian Needs Center's director Laura Van Wyk described the community response to the center's appeal for donations to help them serve people through the holidays. In October the center's board of directors asked the community for food and money donations to help keep the center's services available...
Knights dish Hawks 60-34 WEC loss (12/22/08)
Krier nets 13 points to lead RSM In the midst of the weekend's winter weather, Unity Christian and Remsen St. Mary's were determined to get a basketball game in before the Christmas break. So the Hawks traveled to the north to take on the Knights in a War Eagle Conference battle Friday night and the host Unity Christian sent RSM home with a 60-34 loss...
Knights rout Hawks 85-31 (12/22/08)
RSM denied first conference victory of the season The growing pains continued for the young Remsen St. Mary's boys basketball team. The Hawks dropped an 85-31 decision to Unity Christian - a 2A substate participant that lost to eventual state champion Western Christian last season - in a War Eagle Conference contest Friday in Orange City...
Wayne Bates (12/22/08)
Wayne Bates, 68, of Merrill, died today (Monday), Dec. 22, 2008 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Walter A. Crabb (12/22/08)
Walter A. Crabb, 97, of Kingsley, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 21, 2008, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. With respect to Walter's wishes, cremation has taken place. Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley is assisting Walter's family with funeral arrangements...
Elizabeth Hauff (12/22/08)
Elizabeth Hauff, 93, of Merrill, died today (Monday), Dec. 22, 2008, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Duane Heimgartner (12/22/08)
Duane Heimgartner, 83, of Le Mars, died today (Monday), Dec. 22, 2008, at Good Samaritan Society, Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Grace Hibma (12/22/08)
Grace Hibma, 90, of Maurice, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital. Grace was born June 28, 1918, at Boyden, the daughter of Jake and Anna (Vander Vliet) Jans. She was raised in the Boyden and Hull area, where she attended country school...
Shirley M. Rohlfsen (12/22/08)
Shirley M. Rohlfsen, 83, of Le Mars, and formerly of Huntington Beach, Calif., died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Shirley Mae Rohlfsen was born March 7, 1925, in Marcus, the daughter of George and Lydia (Kilker) Rohlfsen. The family moved to Le Mars, where Shirley attended school. She graduated from Le Mars High School and soon after moved to California...
Marion F. Thiel (12/22/08)
Marion F. Thiel, 69, of Remsen, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen Marion F. Thiel was born Nov. 24, 1939, at Remsen, the son of John G. "Jack" & Lucille (Tracey) Thiel. Marion was raised in Remsen and received his education at St. Mary's Catholic School, from which he graduated in 1958. He then worked for his father at Jack Thiel Repair in Remsen...
Libraries: Accurate barometers of the times (12/22/08)
Last week, librarians from Plymouth County made their annual request for funding at a meeting of the Plymouth County Supervisors. The Plymouth County Library Association is seeking an additional $5,000, bringing the total budget for the county library association up to near $70,000...
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