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Stories from Tuesday, April 14, 2009

STOLEN: How to battle bike theft (04/14/09)
Every year, about a dozen stolen bicycles are reported to the Le Mars Police. In the same amount of time, more than double that amount of bikes are turned in to the police. A few are claimed or identified. The others end up on auction or are donated to a good cause...
LCS board approves $21.9 million budget for FY09-10 (04/14/09)
The Le Mars Community School Board Monday night approved a budget for the 2009-10 school year that will have total revenues of $23,366,587 and total expenditures of $21,986,816 in all funds. The tax rate for the 2009-10 fiscal year will be $13.36 per $1,000 of taxable valuation, a 65-cent increase from FY 2008-09...
Expert to introduce aronia berry crop to area (04/14/09)
Aronia berries and high tunnel gardening are the wave of the future in Iowa, one expert says. Dr. Eldon Everhart, horticulture specialist with Iowa State University (ISU), will lead an educational program on those topics Saturday, April 25. The event, sponsored by ISU Extension and Floyd Valley Hospital, will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m...
LCS music department earns three 'Outstanding in Center' at state contest (04/14/09)
The Le Mars Community High School Music Department participated in the State Solo & Ensemble Contest Saturday, March 28, at Spirit Lake High School. Three entries in the contest were named Outstanding in Center. In the band division, Jessica Kelly was named Outstanding in Center with her timpani solo...
Tube and camp spot planned (04/14/09)
What says summer like floating lazily down the river in an inner tube? If all goes as planned, you'll be able to tube part of the Floyd River this summer and camp nearby, too. A 30-year-old Sioux City man is opening Pipedream, a tubing and camping business just north of Hinton...
Gravel mine decision revisited (04/14/09)
The board that OK'd a gravel mining operation on the southern edge of Plymouth County amended their ruling Monday to ensure the mining would stay at least 300 feet back from a neighbor's property. The county board of adjustment early approved a permit for Mel Crawford, of Sioux City, to mine gravel from a portion of 62 acres of land near Sioux City just east of Highway 75...
Twig, branch and grass site now open (04/14/09)
Spring is officially here. Le Mars' twig, branch and grass drop-off site is open. The drop-off site behind Riverview Ball Complex started its Saturday hours this month. The site is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday, from April through November...
Remsen's apartments receive nearly $200,000 in Iowa Finance Authority Loans (04/14/09)
The Iowa Finance Authority's (IFA) Board of Directors recently approved loans totaling nearly $200,000 to St. Francis Apartments in Remsen. The project is an affordable housing property for families and seniors, owned by W&C Inc, and located at 315 Harrison Street...
TeBrink, Klein lead Lady 'Dogs to third (04/14/09)
Emily TeBrink and Kelby Klein led the Lady Bulldogs to a third place team finish at the second annual Don Shilling Co-Ed Invitational in Le Mars Monday. TeBrink crossed first in 16.23 in the 100-meter hurdles while Klein recorded a first-place toss of 30-3 1/2 in the shot put...
Bulldogs place third at Shilling Invite (04/14/09)
Paxton Strub neared the Le Mars school record last week when he broke the Dutch Relays high jump record with his leap of 6-5. The 6-6 sophomore didn't quite match that height at Monday's Don Shilling Co-Ed Invitational in Le Mars. However, he cleared 6-2 and was one of three first place Bulldog finishes at the meet...
Blackhawks sweep Gehlen squads in War Eagle duals (04/14/09)
Hinton freshman Craig Brown made the most of his varsity debut. Pressed into varsity service by his lowered average and senior Dustin Kruse not in attendance, Brown shot a 42 to earn medalist honors as the Hinton boys defeated Gehlen 172-190 in War Eagle Conference golf action Monday...
Le Mars whips E-LC 9-0 in Lakes match (04/14/09)
The Le Mars tennis squad took advantage of Monday's beautiful spring weather as the Bulldogs defeated the visiting Midgets of Estherville-Lincoln Central 9-0 in a Lakes Conference match. Singles play started with sophomore Mike Ahlers getting his first varsity win at the No. 1 spot, defeating E-LC's Nate Jensen 10-2...
E-LC blasts Le Mars 7-2 (04/14/09)
A beautiful afternoon did little to help the Le Mars girls tennis team as they dropped a 7-2 Lakes Conference decision on the road at Estherville-Lincoln Central on Monday. Samm Rich was the lone victor for the Lady Bulldogs as she claimed a 10-5 win over Estherville's Lexi Hash at No. 1 singles...
Lady Jays win Unity Christian Invite (04/14/09)
Kayla Hatting and Rachel Tilley each won a pair of individual events to lead the Lady Jays to a first-place team finish in Class B at Monday's Unity Christian Invitational in Orange City. Gehlen finished with 135 points, outdistancing second-place West Sioux (112). The Remsen St. Mary's girls were fifth with 48 points...
Coral Mae Palmer (04/14/09)
Coral Mae Palmer, 90, of Grand Junction, Colo., died at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado. Born May 13, 1918 in Anthon, Iowa, Coral Mae was the daughter of John and Mae Malcom Behrens and lived with her parents, five sisters and six brothers on various farms in Iowa. She graduated from Hinton High School in 1937 and married Dwight Schneider in 1940...
Bernard Krommendyk (04/14/09)
Bernard "Bernie K" Krommendyk, 88, of Cherokee, formerly of Le Mars died Sunday, April 12, 2009. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Ireton, with military rites. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee...
We're number two! (04/14/09)
Normally, coming in second is not cause for celebration. Everyone wants to be number one, top dog, the big kahuna. But news that Iowa has surpassed California to become the number two producer of electricity generated by wind turbines is, we believe, cause for celebration...
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