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Stories from Monday, March 2, 2009

This IS your grandma's Internet (03/02/09)
Generations are often defined by what music they love or how they view work. But more and more, young and old are coming together in one place: the Internet. Since 2005, the biggest increase in Internet users was in the 70-75 year-old age group, according to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life project...
American Bank president resigns (03/02/09)
American Bank's Le Mars president Richard E. Magnuson resignation was accepted Monday, Feb. 23 by the bank's board of directors. Magnuson's resignation was made public Friday through a press release from American Bank. Magnuson has served 12 years as American Bank's president...
Shaky economy has different effects on diners (03/02/09)
Does a downturn in the economy mean more people are eating in rather than eating out? Last week customers at Fareway Stores Inc., in Le Mars, were on both sides of the debate. Dawn Topet, of Le Mars, said her family has been eating out a lot, especially lately because she and her husband work different shifts...
Judicial system limits clerk of court hours (03/02/09)
The Plymouth County Clerk of Courts office will be closed several Fridays and have limited hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The closings come from Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Termus' order filed Friday. Termus ordered that all Iowa courts and court offices -- including clerk of courts offices -- be closed on the following Fridays: March 20, April 10, April 24, May 8, May 22, June 5 and June 19. ...
World Day of Prayer services looks at local Peru mission work (03/02/09)
Church Women United will host a World Day of Prayer service Friday, March 6, at United Methodist Church of Le Mars, 901 Third Ave. S.E. The service begins at 1:30 p.m. and is open to people of all ages. World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service...
Five years later, Hinton back to state tourney (03/02/09)
Whether it is the high school boys dressed head-to-toe in pink or the scrolling marquee along Highway 75, the Hinton girls basketball team has some pretty special fan support. But then again it has been a special year for the No. 6 Blackhawks, who take a perfect 24-0 record into Tuesday's 10 a.m. Class 2A state tournament quarterfinal contest against No. 9 Central Decatur...
Patriots make 'pinhead' move in opening days of shopping season (03/02/09)
The crazy shopping season has begun. And I'm not talking about fake-baked, botoxed bimbos shopping for summer beach-wear and colorful flip flops. Friday at 12 a.m. the NFL began its shopping season - free agency. While reading some blogs about the free agency on Thursday, I told Jesse how Matt Cassel might end up playing for a quarterback-lacking squad such as the Chiefs or the Lions. ...
How do you feel about the drinking age for U.S. military soldiers? Do you think the age requirement should be lifted? (03/02/09)
Tom K. Nelson (03/02/09)
Tom K. Nelson 67, 4704 67th St., Urbandale, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, from a heart attack. Tom was born Sept. 15, 1941, in Lemmon, S.D., the son of Fred and Maggie Nelson. He graduated from Black Hills State University and the University of Utah. In 1973 he started a 30-year adventure at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) ranging from college relations director to acting president and finally retiring in 2007 as the Dean of Industry and Technology...
James I. Ruba Sr. (03/02/09)
James I. Ruba Sr., 78, of Remsen died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, from a lengthy illness, at his home in Remsen, surrounded by his loving family. Private family services were held Saturday, Feb. 28 at Waterbury Funeral Service Chapel in Sergeant Bluff, with the Rev. Dennis Martens of Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen officiating...
Lorraine and Donald Luksan (03/02/09)
Donald and Lorraine Luksan of Le Mars will observe their 50th wedding anniversary March 7, 2009. Family and friends are invited to help them celebrate the golden event with a card shower. Their address is 312 Fourth Ave. S.W., Le Mars, Iowa 51031. The couple was united in marriage March 7, 1959. Donald Luksan is the son of Fritz and Aloua Luksan, and Lorraine is the daughter of Ben and Ida Marienau...
Four-day school week? (03/02/09)
Cash strapped schools, looking for ways to trim costs, have begun to explore some concepts being utilized by the private sector. One idea that has been adopted in some businesses is a four-day work week, where 40 hours of work are compressed into four 10-hour days. This generally works best at manufacturing plants that run around the clock...
Late February sun dogs (03/02/09)
A new hobby? (03/02/09)
Steichen awarded (03/02/09)
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