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Stories from Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gehlen students earn first place in math contest (03/26/09)
Math. That's what earned a team of five sixth graders from Gehlen Catholic School a trip to Fort Dodge this May. Gehlen's sixth grade math team earned first place at the Area Education Agency (AEA) Math Competition in Sioux City Tuesday, advancing to the state contest in Fort Dodge May 1...
Rural Akron man fights his way back to mobility (03/26/09)
About two months ago, Plymouth County farmer Jeff Klemme was looking at the possibility of being in a wheelchair his entire life. He couldn't unclench his hand without help, much less get out of a chair. Klemme -- husband, father of three, and involved in everything from farming and delivering propane to serving as a Plymouth County Fair Board member -- was essentially paralyzed...
Man to run 61 miles through Plymouth County (03/26/09)
He couldn't bake a pie. He couldn't throw pottery. And he couldn't strum a beautiful melody on a guitar. But Jim Ellis wanted to help. So he ran. Ellis was running while his friends from Northwestern College hosted the first annual Red Letter Festival -- all to raise money for The Bridge in Orange City...
Supervisors check out new angle for courthouse space needs (03/26/09)
Could a modular building be the answer to space problems at the Plymouth County Courthouse? The Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday decided to come up with ideas they would like to see on a modular building should that be the direction they choose to go...
Theatre recruiting actors for play (03/26/09)
The Le Mars Community Theatre needs actors with a sense of humor and a sentimental side for its next production. Auditions for "The O'Connor Girls" are from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Postal Playhouse. Two women in their late 40s, one in her late 60s and one of any age along with a younger male are needed...
Gehlen Catholic (03/26/09)
Lady Jays Seniors Danielle Gunter, Kayla Hatting, Erica Janning, Diane Lee Returning State Qualifiers Linden Sitzmann (4x800), Erica Janning (4x800), Danielle Gunter (shuttle hurdle relay), Kayla Hatting (shuttle hurdle relay, 400 hurdles, 100 hurdles), Kayla Holtgrewe (shuttle hurdle relay)...
Le Mars Community (03/26/09)
Lady Bulldogs Seniors Cara Clement, Megan Kinney, Tara Lehner, Alyssa Louison, Julia Mass, Kristen Pedersen, Kelsey Peyton, Chasie Sloan, Emily TeBrink Returning State Qualifiers Emily TeBrink (shuttle hurdle relay), Sadie Arens (shuttle hurdle relay), Katie Shearer (shuttle hurdle relay), Tara Lehner (shuttle hurdle relay), Alyssa Louison (4x100), Jess Reuter (4x100), Emily Anderson (4x100)...
Kingsley-Pierson (03/26/09)
Kingsley-Pierson Lady Panthers Seniors Brianna Hobbs, Briana Schaeuble, Dani Sudbeck Returning State Qualifiers Briana Schaeuble (high jump), Dani Sudbeck (sprint medley), Brianna Hobbs (sprint medley) On the Rise DeAndra Mahrt Notes Schaeuble returns and will attempt to qualify for the state high jump competition for the fourth straight year. ...
Lady Blackhawks (03/26/09)
Hinton Blackhawks Seniors Kari Ruchti, Brandi Schindel, Brianna Babcock, Ashley Jans, Kelci Teut, Abby Hageman Returning State Qualifiers Abby Hageman (100-meter, 4x200, 4x100, 4x400), Mackenzie Small (long jump, 4x200, 4x100, 4x400), Kelci Teut (discus), Shelbi Derochie (4x200, 4x100), Brandi Schindel (800- meter, 4x400)...
Akron-Westfield (03/26/09)
Lady Westerners Seniors Missy Dewey, Charlene Martin Returning State Qualifiers Karly Groon (shuttle hurdle relay, high jump), Lauren Blinde (shuttle hurdle relay, 400 hurdles), Kristin Martin (shuttle hurdle relay), Jordan Harris (shuttle hurdle relay, 100 hurdles)...
Remsen St. Mary's Hawks (03/26/09)
Lady Hawks Seniors none Returning State Qualifiers Brielle Biezuns (distance medley), Emma Krier (high jump, distance medley) On the Rise Sabrina Ward, Lydia Theisen, Katelyn Bohnenkamp, Stacy Harpenau Notes The RSM girls distance medley relay team broke the school record with a 4:22.72 time to place 11th at the state tournament. ...
Remsen-Union Lady Rockets (03/26/09)
Remsen-Union Lady Rockets Seniors Tasha Wurth, Kelsey Paskert, Annie Miller Returning State Qualifiers none On the Rise Allison Schreiner, Taylor Stock, Daisy Lamb, Kelsey Theisen, Mary Jo Galles Notes Senior Tasha Wurth just missed qualifying for the state meet last season as she finished third in the 400 hurdles in 1:11.53 - just missing the qualifying cutoff time of 1:11.31. ...
Are you taking steps to 'Go Green'? If so, what have you been doing? (03/26/09)
Patrick L. Kelly (03/26/09)
Patrick L. Kelly, 75, of Le Mars, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Patrick Leo Kelly was born Jan. 26, 1934, in Le Mars, the son of Orrin and Frances (Hoffmann) Kelly. Pat attended and graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in Le Mars in 1951. ...
Ruby Mae Lamb (03/26/09)
Ruby Mae Lamb, 89, of Raleigh, N.C., and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at the Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh, N.C. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Leonard Majeres (03/26/09)
Leonard Majeres of Orange City, and formerly of Remsen, who died Nov. 26, 2007 and his body was donated to science, was laid to rest Saturday, March 21, 2009, in St. Mary Cemetery at Remsen. The Rev. James Tigges of St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, officiated...
The wonderful chaos of a full house (03/26/09)
As one of six children growing up, it seemed that our house was always teeming with activity. Our house basically had three bedrooms, so we ended up putting in beds wherever we could, sharing a room with at least one sibling, if not more. As my brothers and sisters grew up and moved away from home, the younger children would have some breathing room, and perhaps our own dresser all to ourself. But when holidays or special occasions brought everyone back home, we found a way to make it work...
Plucking the goose (03/26/09)
You may recall from your childhood the fairy tale about the magical goose that laid golden eggs. Aesop told the fable about a man and his wife that owned the goose and discovered its unique gift. The goose laid only one golden egg a day. The man and his wife, concerned that they were not getting rich fast enough, were convinced that the goose's insides must also be made of gold...
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