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Stories from Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Council cuts Harker's payment to ease Nor-Am buyout (02/04/09)
The Le Mars City Council voted Tuesday to drop about $115,000 Harker's owed on a city loan to help seal the sale of the former Harker's plant to Nor-Am Cold Storage. In a 3-1 vote, with Councilman Ken Nelson absent, the council voted to cut the remaining $223,000 of an economic development loan from the city to a payment of $108,000...
Petition requests vote on school district's ISL resolution (02/04/09)
A petition with more than 1,500 signatures requesting a vote on the Instructional Support Levy (ISL) for Le Mars Community Schools was turned in to the superintendent's office Tuesday morning. Harold Sitzmann and Merlin Wagner reported to the Daily Sentinel they had turned in pages of a petition containing 1,572 signatures of people requesting a vote by district taxpayers on the ISL proposal which would increase property tax and add an income surtax for residents in the school district...
Flag presentation to Head Start (02/04/09)
Experienced economic development director sought (02/04/09)
Filling the shoes of the former Plymouth County economic development director will mean having experience along with education, according to a new job position. The Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday decided applicants for the position must have a four-year bachelor's degree in business, public administration, marketing or a closely related field plus five years of economic development or grant writing experience...
Golf course, camping and park fees have little change for current year (02/04/09)
Users of Le Mars park facilities will be seeing few changes in the recommended fee schedule as recommended Tuesday to the Le Mars City Council. The schedule calls for retention of current membership fees for the Willow Creek Golf Course at all levels...
Cyclists, event planners, historians seek $40,000 in hotel/motel grants (02/04/09)
Le Mars City Council members are expected to act Feb. 17 on a total of $40,000 in Hotel/Motel Advisory Board grants for applications discussed during Tuesday's council session. The board has recommended funding for 11 of the 13 local entities submitting requests for a projected $100,000 in available funding. Final action on the recommendation has been tabled until the next council session to allow time for public input on the recommendations...
90-years old and still young:Family ties many and strong for Schroeder (02/04/09)
Valeria Schroeder has 104 great-grandchildren and 51 grandchildren and she can name every one of them. Schroeder celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday surrounded by family and friends at St. Mary's School in Remsen. Along with those 104 great-grandchildren -- the youngest being Levi Steichen, who is 2 months old and the oldest being Josh Lewis, who is 25 years old -- Schroeder has five more great grandchildren on the way...
'Dogs shut down Orabs 69-56 (02/04/09)
Le Mars rolled to its second straight win Tuesday night as the Bulldogs defeated the visiting Orabs from Sheldon 69-56. With the win, the 'Dogs complete the season sweep of their Lakes Conference opponent, a feat Coach Dave Irwin said has not been accomplished in five years...
Sheldon edges Le Mars 47-45 late in fourth (02/04/09)
In what Coach Barry Borchers described as the Lady Bulldogs' best effort of the season, Le Mars came up just short Tuesday night as Sheldon grabbed a 47-45 victory late in the fourth quarter. "Our effort was outstanding," Borcher said. "It was the best team play we've had all season."...
Gehlen nets 51-38 win at Spalding (02/04/09)
The Lady Jays finally put four complete quarters of play and it could not happen at a better time. With just three regular season games remaining - all War Eagle Conference counters - the Gehlen girls put together one of their most complete efforts of the season as they claimed a 51-38 victory over Spalding Catholic in Granville Tuesday...
Jays defeat Spartans for second time (02/04/09)
Lady Westerners best Hawks 40-26 (02/04/09)
Akron-Westfield improved to 14-4 on the season with a 40-26 win over Remsen St. Mary's Tuesday night. Turnovers hurt both teams as they faced off in non-conference action in Akron. "We had 20 turnovers and most of them we just threw the ball away," A-W coach Kent Johnson said...
Panthers fall to Trojans in WVC tourney (02/04/09)
Kingsley-Pierson dropped its Western Valley Conference tournament opener Tuesday night as Odebolt-Arthur rolled to a 66-37 win. "We played a really good first quarter," K-P coach Adam Rapp said. With 11 seconds on the clock in the first, the host Panthers trailed 12-7. Rapp called a timeout to set up a 3-point play which he hoped would pull his squad within two at the quarter break...
Bulldog bowlers win home meet Monday (02/04/09)
The Le Mars boys bowling team won its meet on Monday at Sweet 16 Lanes as they recorded 2,826 pins. Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn was second at 2,444. Travis Hansen recorded the event's high score as he rolled a 280. He also rolled a 226. Gage Crosgrove rolled a 215 and a 210 while Justin Seggermen rolled a 203 and a 192...
Kenneth W. Bohlke (02/04/09)
Kenneth William Bohlke, 73, of Inglewood, Calif., died peacefully Jan, 22, 2009, at his home in after a struggle with cancer. Ken was a long-time resident of Southern California working in the construction business. Ken had a zest for life, a wonderful sense of humor, and loved helping others. Ken's primary love was his family along with traveling, helping others with construction projects and bowling...
Armella Loesche (02/04/09)
Armella Loesche, 93, of Remsen, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen Armella Loesche was born Dec. 18, 1915, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Joe and Mary (Bohlke) Bunkers. Armella was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at St. ...
BreAnne and Neil Rohe (02/04/09)
BreAnne Sitzmann and Neil Rohe were united in marriage Dec. 20, 2008, at St. Joseph Caholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Kevin Richter officiated the 7 p.m. ceremony. Parents of the couple are Todd and Lisa Sitzmann and Tom and Donna Rohe, all of Le Mars...
Tom and Carmen Sieburg II (02/04/09)
Carmen Langel of Omaha, Neb., and Tom Sieburg II of Council Bluffs, were united in marriaged Oct. 11, 2008, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Neptune, rural Hinton. The Rev. Dan Greving officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony. Organist was Mary Margaret Wachter with Tim Pick as soloist...
Flolo-Knapp (02/04/09)
Walking versus talking (02/04/09)
There's an old expression that describes the difference between "walking the walk" versus "talking the talk." When one walks the walk, they are simply doing what needs to be done without hoopla or fuss. Those that talk the talk don't actually accomplish anything, but they would like you to believe that they have done much...
Students sing their thanks to ALR for flag (02/04/09)
Students at the Le Mars Head Start sing "Proud to be an American" after members of the American Legion Riders presented the class with an American flag to keep in the classroom. . ...
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