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Stories from Tuesday, December 23, 2008

LCS board begins ISL process for third time (12/23/08)
The Le Mars Community Schools board of education has agreed to make a third attempt to pass an instructional support levy (ISL) for the school district. The board unanimously approved the ISL resolution of intent to participate at their Monday night meeting...
Doctors on screen coming to Plains Area (12/23/08)
Wait time to see a psychiatrist or clinician at Plains Area Mental Health Center could be shortened thanks to a new teleconferencing system. It's called Telehealth and it will allow a physician to be in one location while a client is is in another. "By giving us more face-to-face time with a psychiatrist, it should reduce patient wait time, the time it takes to get an appointment," said Patrick Schmitz, Plains Area Mental Health Center's executive director...
Business hours change for Christmas (12/23/08)
In celebration of Christmas, several offices are closing early Wednesday. Le Mars City hall will close at 2 p.m. Christmas Eve and remain closed Thursday, Christmas Day, and Friday. County offices in the Plymouth County Courthouse will close at 1 p.m. Christmas Eve and remain closed through Friday...
Lost and found by phone (12/23/08)
With blowing snow and below-zero windchill, Ann Rush wasn't the only person to call into the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office about getting stuck in the ditch Saturday night. But the rural Sioux City woman's call was different. She didn't know where she was to tell rescuers where to find her...
Gehlen boys claim 68-21 victory (12/23/08)
In his everyday interactions, Gehlen boys basketball coach Mike Langel is a calm, collected and affable man. So to see him hide his face in his hands, then bark at his team during a second-quarter timeout was something of an aberration. "We didn't play good team ball in the first half," said Langel, whose team committed 13 first half turnovers. "We had guys trying to score six, eight, 10 points at a time rather than trying to score a bucket at a time."...
Lady Jays shut down Warriors 47-17 (12/23/08)
With Christmas three days away, the Gehlen Lady Jays played like a team already on vacation on Monday as they hosted Whiting. Fortunately for Gehlen, the effort was still enough for the non-league victory as the Lady Jays defeated the Warriors 47-17 in their final contest before the mandatory one-week break...
Lady Rockets edge Eagles 47-45 late in fourth quarter (12/23/08)
The Remsen-Union girls already own a 47-33 win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn. But a close 47-45 win in the second contest between the squads on Monday night did a lot to boost the momentum for the Lady Rockets (4-3) as they head into the Christmas break...
RSM fall to L-B 57-48 (12/23/08)
With just three minutes on the clock, Remsen St. Mary's was playing tough against the visiting Lawton-Bronson team. Coach Ken Hajek's team trailed 48-45 "were creeping in," according to Hajek. Unfortunately, the Hawks couldn't overcome the barrier and were outscored 9-3 in the final minutes en route to a 57-48 loss...
Rockets dish Eagles 80-66 loss (12/23/08)
The Remsen-Union boys came out strong and never looked back as they handed Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn an 80-66 loss on Monday night. "I thought we had a good start," R-U coach Steve Neuberger said. "We jumped at them kind of early and set the tone. I was really happy with the way we came out of the gates."...
Wayne Bates (12/23/08)
Wayne Bates, 68, of Merrill, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Walter 'Allen' Crabb (12/23/08)
Walter "Allen" Crabb, 97, of Kingsley, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 21, 2008, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Walter Allen Crabb was born May 23, 1911, in Aurelia, the son of Jennie Milicent (Day) and Albert Samuel Crabb. He was the second son and a twin son of six sons born to his parents...
John A. Hamman (12/23/08)
John A. Hamman, 46, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, from a tractor accident. John Alan Hamman was born Dec. 28, 1961, at Le Mars, the son of Francis and Linda (Phippen) Hamman. He grew up in the Kingsley area graduating from Kingsley High School. ...
Elizabeth Hauff (12/23/08)
Elizabeth Hauff, 93, of Merrill, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Ronald Osborne and the Rev. Karen Wacome officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Merrill. Following the committal service, their will be a reception at the Merrill United Methodist Church for family and friends...
Duane Heimgartner (12/23/08)
Duane Heimgartner, 83, of Le Mars, died 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...
Arlene and Cliff Peters (12/23/08)
Cliff and Arlene Peters of Le Mars will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 29, 2008. They plan to celebrate with their immediate family. They are the parents of three children: Wanda and Mike Delperdang of Le Mars, Jane and Myron Plueger of Le Mars and Amy and Terry Maass of Remsen...
Don and Inez Hoogeveen (12/23/08)
Don and Inez (Tilstra) Hoogeveen of Le Mars will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 27, 2008, with their family. Don and Inez were married Dec. 26, 1958, at First Reformed Church in Steen, Minn. They have four children: Kevin (Ruth) of Orange City, Donley (Alison) of Le Mars, Priscilla (Modesto) Handy of Weslaco, Texas, and Nathan (Vicki) of Des Moines. They have seven grandchildren: Megan, Natalie, Ashley, Lucas, James, Thor, and Dane...
Investing in the future (12/23/08)
Growing up and living in the Midwest we take many things for granted. Living in relative safety, knowing and being able to depend upon your neighbors and the cold, hard fact that people are basically good. Yes, these things are true, and yes, we take them for granted. Ask anyone who has moved away and you will receive first-hand testimony to these facts...
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