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Stories from Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Building relationships is at heart of new Asylum director (12/24/08)
Roxanne Rahn knew she wanted to help young people since she was their age. Now, after raising her own children, Roxanne is seeing that dream unfold. Roxanne is the new City Life director at the Asylum Teen Center in Le Mars. Her job: build relationships with teens, help them walk toward success in their own lives, and encourage them along the way...
Economic development group on the prowl (12/24/08)
The Northwest Iowa Developers Coalition is putting both feet forward in its efforts to bring economic development to the area. Gary Tucker, Plymouth County's economic development director, shared with the Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday some of the group's plans for 2009...
Mid-Sioux Opportunity presents annual budget request (12/24/08)
Mid-Sioux Opportunity's $10,000 budget request from the county for 2009-10 mimics previous years. Dick Sievers, Mid-Sioux executive director, told the Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday the center served 2,281 households and 922 individuals throughout 2008...
The Christmas Story (12/24/08)
St. Luke 2: 1-20 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city...
Westerners hand Eagles 80-59 WEC loss (12/24/08)
At least its second half performance should make the Akron-Westfield boys basketball happy heading into Christmas break. Michael Oetken and Derek Appley combined to score 51 points as the Westerners defeated Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 80-59 Tuesday night in Akron...
Lady Westerners dish out sixth consecutive win (12/24/08)
Losing a full week of games and practices has hindered the progress of every team in Plymouth County and the Akron-Westfield girls basketball team is no exception. Fortunately for A-W, the No. 7 Lady Westerners overcame a slow start and overall sloppy play to defeat Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 45-26 Tuesday in Akron in War Eagle Conference action...
Plymouth County Sports Briefs (12/24/08)
Football Morningside football players receive honors Sioux City -- Seven Morningside College football players have been named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. The seven honored include Ryan Oetken - a senior defensive back from Akron - and Adam Teut - a junior linebacker from Hinton...
Wayne Bates (12/24/08)
Wayne Bates, 68, of Merrill, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God Church in Sioux City with Pastor Al Weiss officiating. Following the service cremation will occur with inurnment in the spring...
Monte Easton (12/24/08)
Monte Easton, of Le Mars died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, surrounded by his family at home. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Elizabeth Hauff (12/24/08)
Elizabeth Hauff, 93, of Merrill, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Elizabeth Irwin Rhea was born April 4, 1915, at Sioux City, the daughter of Robert and Alice (Metzger) Rhea. Elizabeth was baptized and confirmed into the Episcopal faith. Elizabeth grew up in Sioux City and graduated with honors from Central High School in 1933. Elizabeth had worked at the Orpheum Theater as a young woman...
Duane Heimgartner (12/24/08)
Duane Heimgartner, 83, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, at Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Duane George Heimgartner was born Nov. 21, 1925, on the family farm in Lincoln Township, near Hinton, the son of Henry and Katherine (Voegeli) Heimgartner. Duane was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton. He attended country school near his home in Lincoln Township. Duane was united in marriage to Lorna Eppling on July 21, 1946 at Trinity Lutheran Church...
Jerry Sherlock (12/24/08)
Jerry Sherlock, 73, of Jefferson and a Le Mars native, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, in Jefferson. He is survived by his son, Kevin (Tammy Hale) of Scranton; daughters, Beth De Moss and Sue Sherlock (Kenny Hostetler), all of Jefferson; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four brothers, Alfred "Sonny" of Le Mars, Ray (Zelda) of Merrill, Cyril "Cy" (Phyllis) of California, LeRoy (Claudette) of Jefferson; eight sisters, Helen Rolling (Mark), Rosie Kurth (Paul), Doris Rolfes, Loretta "Tiny" Hoss, Mary Fulton (Bob), Esther Schrader (Tom) and Norine Harvey (Keith), all of Le Mars, and Julie McElhany (Jim), of Sioux City.. ...
Whitney and Scott Westphal (12/24/08)
Whitney Visser and Scott Westphal were united in marriage June 14, 2008, at the Faith Baptist Fellowship in Sioux Falls, S.D. Whitney is the daughter of Robert and Roma Visser of Sioux Falls, and Scott is the son of Kent and Jane Westphal of Le Mars...
Mindy and Steven Klein (12/24/08)
Mindy Marie Steichen and Steven Joseph Klein were united in marriage May 24, 2008 in a 2 p.m. ceremony at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. The Rev. Bill McCarthy officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple are David and Suzanne Steichen and Marlene and the late Donald Klein, all of Remsen. Grandparents are Valeria Schroeder and Shorty Thiel, also of Remsen...
Lisa and Kyle Oetken (12/24/08)
Lisa Mary Laveck and Kyle Mathew Oetken were united in marriage July 26, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Iowa City. Pastor Bruce Dissell officiated at the double ring ceremony, and mothers of the couple read scripture. Parents of the couple are David and Brenda Laveck of Tinley Park, Ill., and Neal and Sheryl Oetken of Le Mars. Special wedding guests were the bridegroom's grandparents Eugene and Marian Guenther of Le Mars...
Kelsi and Wyatt Wittkop (12/24/08)
Wyatt Wittkop and Kelci Keller of Worland, Wyo., were united in marriage Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. James Tigges officiating the double ring ceremony. Parents of the couple are Ed Keller III of Worland, Wyo., Toni Wickard of Gering, Neb., and Rod and Carmen and Wittkop of Worland, Wyo., formerly of Remsen...
Kelsi and Wyatt Wittkop (12/24/08)
Wyatt Wittkop and Kelci Keller of Worland, Wyo., were united in marriage Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. James Tigges officiating the double ring ceremony. Parents of the couple are Ed Keller III of Worland, Wyo., Toni Wickard of Gering, Neb., and Rod and Carmen and Wittkop of Worland, Wyo., formerly of Remsen...
Baker-Jensen (12/24/08)
Angie Marie Baker and Dennis Robert Jensen announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Angie is the daughter of Robert and Dara Witzka of Chatsworth and John and Wilmina DeVries of Hawarden. Dennis is the son of David and Sharon Jensen of Bonduel, Wis...
Joe and Bev Feeney (12/24/08)
Joe and Bev Feeney of Le Mars will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 27, 2008, with a family gathering in Le Mars. Joe Feeney and the former Bev Ehrig were married Dec. 27, 1968, at St. Joseph's Church in Le Mars. They are the parents of five children, Teresa and Marty Nemmers of Le Mars, Tonia Rood of Le Mars, Brian and Kate Feeney of Le Mars, Heather and Joe Ouradnik of Le Mars and Holly Feeney of Sioux Falls, S.D., and have 12 grandchildren...
Christmas is for children of all ages (12/24/08)
Here is the most famous newspaper editorial of all time, reprinted here because it fits the season. As children grow older and wiser, parents inevitably are faced with the question, "Is there a Santa Claus?" When Virginia O'Hanlon asked that question of her parents in 1897, they suggested she write the New York Sun for an answer. ...
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