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Stories from Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Training to save a life (12/30/08)
City plans Christmas tree pick-up Jan. 12 (12/30/08)
Le Mars residents who wish to dispose of live Christmas trees can take advantage of the free city pick up Monday, Jan. 12. City workers will make a sweep of the city that day to collect the trees. Trees should be free of all tinsel, garland, stands and plastic bags...
How to survive being snowbound on the roadway (12/30/08)
Help save a life -- your own. Pack an emergency car kit before setting out on treacherous snow covered roads. "Do your planning. If you were delayed or had trouble, think of what you might need," said Gary Junge, Plymouth County emergency management coordinator...
A year to remember: Top stories of 2008 (12/30/08)
Editor's note: This is the first of two stories recapping 2008's top stories in the Daily Sentinel. 10. O'Keefe stabs, kills a man A butcher knife to the chest led to the death of Sam Toliver, 32, Jan. 24, 2008. Jody O'Keefe, 35, most recently of Le Mars, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and other charges and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. ...
Local closings for New Year's (12/30/08)
With the last moments of 2008 ticking away on the clock, local offices and businesses are announcing special hours around the New Year's holiday. The Le Mars City Hall will be closing New Year's Eve (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. and will remain closed for New Year's Day. City hall will reopen normal hours Friday...
Two Sioux City teens linked to Le Mars graffiti (12/30/08)
At least seven spray paint vandalism acts in Le Mars have been linked to two Sioux City teens thanks to a local business' surveillance video. Minh Nguyen, 17, and Timothy Nawanna, 18, both of Sioux City, were recently charged with criminal mischief in the second degree, a felony, in regards to Le Mars graffiti...
Hinton girls cop third straight WEC golf title (12/30/08)
In recent years, the Hinton girls golf squad has been a force in schooling War Eagle Conference opponents on the links as the Blackhawks copped league titles each year since 2001 - save for the Gehlen Lady Jays' title in 2005 - and the spring of 2008 was no exception...
Local girls shine at state track meet (12/30/08)
Plymouth County was well represented at the state track meet last spring as four local girls brought home medals. Leading the Hinton Blackhawks to an eventual 11th place team finish with 18 points were Mackenzie Small and Kinsey Bak in the long jump...
Helen I. Burgers (12/30/08)
Helen I. Burgers, 83, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Lloyd O. Johnson (12/30/08)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Lloyd O. Johnson, 85, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Dec. 29, 2008. He is the father of Julie Dirks of Le Mars. Lloyd was born March 19, 1923, the son of Miles and Clara (Christensen) Johnson. He married Robinette "Bobbie" (Thompson) Johnson in 1949 and the couple farmed in the Crooks, S.D., area. ...
What we really need for next year (12/30/08)
It's nearly over. In less than 24 hours, 2008 will be a memory and the resolutions for 2009 will be made and the ruining of checks will begin. Much has been made about what next year will be like. This is done at the end of a year every year, but 2008 did not end well and there is a great deal of uncertainty about the coming year...
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