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Stories from Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hotel/Motel project funding is approved (02/19/09)
Hotel/Motel Tax funding of $40,000 for a total of 11 local projects and events received formal approval Tuesday from the Le Mars City Council. The council allocated an additional $60,000 from those tax revenue dollars to the operation of the Le Mars Convention and Visitor Bureau...
One click closer: Le Mars Public Library brings books to your e-mail (02/19/09)
"I love computers and I love books. It can't get any better than the combination of the two," said Susanne Kroesche, Le Mars Public Library director. This insight explains why the Le Mars Public Library now offers a link on its website to a free online book club and to the library newsletter...
OdysseyWare gives alternative high school students new class options (02/19/09)
A new software program, OdysseyWare, is helping students make huge strides at the Le Mars Community Alternative High School. Julie Theisen has led the Alternative High School, formerly known as the Individualized Learning Center (ILC), for 19 years and is excited about the software program and what it means for her students. The classroom is located in the Education Service Center at 940 Lincoln St. S.W...
Former Le Mars man beats cancer, gets back on the beat (02/19/09)
Many Mapleton residents are starting to recognize that a familiar face is back among them. Mapleton Police Chief John Holton -- formerly of Le Mars -- has returned back to work after a five and a half month bout with cancer. The chief is glad to be back on his feet and serving the citizens of Mapleton once again...
Churches plan 14th Annual Ecumenical Evening of Song (02/19/09)
Singers and choirs from many churches in the community are bringing their voices together again for the 14th Annual Ecumenical Evening of Song at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in St James Catholic Church of Le Mars. Church choirs that are scheduled to perform are First Baptist, Calvin Christian Reformed, Christ Lutheran-Grant Township, St John's American Lutheran, St John's American Men's Chorus, United Methodist Church of Le Mars, Presbyterian United Church of Christ, and St James Catholic...
A-W's Sievert, Utesch win opening round (02/19/09)
Both members of Akron-Westfield's two-man contingent took their first step toward Iowa wrestling immortality as Chet Utesch and Joe Sievert each recorded major decision victories in their first-round matches at the Iowa state wrestling tournament in Des Moines on Wednesday evening...
Storm Lake cuts Le Mars' season short with win (02/19/09)
In cruel bookend fashion, the Le Mars Lady Bulldogs' season ended Wednesday in the same place with the same result it began in late November as the Storm Lake Tornadoes handed the Lady 'Dogs a 54-43 defeat in the Class 3A regional girls tournament first-round action...
Bulldogs advance to state bowling meet (02/19/09)
Travis Hansen led Le Mars to a second place finish at the sub-state bowling meet in Carroll on Saturday. Hansen bowled a high score of 245 at the meet and his total 416 was good to place him in a tie for 15th place in Class 1A. The Bulldogs second place team score of 2897 advanced the squad to the state bowling meet in Des Moines at Plaza Lanes on March 7...
Bulldog JV wraps up season with 61-30 victory over Spencer (02/19/09)
Le Mars' boys junior varsity squad wrapped up its season with a 61-30 win over Spencer Tuesday night at home. "This was a great way for the guys to close out an outstanding season," Le Mars coach Benji Kasel said. "I felt our nice offensive output in the first quarter really gave us the advantage all game long."...
2009 State Wrestling (02/19/09)
What's the deal with being No. 1? (02/19/09)
February is more than half over. That's hard to believe considering how this usually wretched month has leaned more towards the pleasant side, weather-wise. Well, until Wednesday. Moving on... Before we know it, March will have blown by and it will be April. You know what that means...
Mary A. Borgheiinck (02/19/09)
Mary A. Borgheiinck, 60, of Marcus, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace Untied Methodist Church in Marcus. The Rev. Gary McDonough will officiate. Burial will follow at the Marcus - Amherst Cemetery. ...
Jack T. Edwards (02/19/09)
Jack T. Edwards, 86, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Brentwood Center, Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Jack T. Edwards was born July 22, 1922, in Plymouth County, the son of Jess and Dorothy (Peterson) Edwards. Jack attended Clark Elementary in Le Mars and later Le Mars Central High School...
Darvin J. Hall (02/19/09)
Darvin Joseph Hall, 87, of rural Hinton, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Darvin was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Whiting, the eldest son of Ellwood and Alma (LaBrune) Hall. The family moved to the Jefferson, S.D., area when he was a child. h e graduated from Jefferson High School in 1939...
Sir, did you know... (02/19/09)
Can you believe that February is nearly over? The days seem to fly by and the flirtation with Spring that we have experienced recently only make us more anxious for its actual arrival. February is the month that my wife and I were born, four days apart. ...
Let the Sunshine in (02/19/09)
"A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy or perhaps both... a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives." U.S. founding father and President James Madison wrote those words in 1822...
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