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Stories from Friday, April 24, 2009
Opinions divided on biodiesel mandate (04/24/09)
A proposed law that would require all diesel sold in Iowa to contain 5 percent biodiesel has made it partway through Legislature but may not pass this year. Biodiesel is diesel fuel made from animal fats, corn oil and soybean oil. The Iowa Senate passed the measure in a 31-19 vote last week...
Live Healthy Le Mars challengers share success stories (04/24/09)
Patti Engle had a goal. She wanted to lose weight before her vacation in Cancún at the end of February. "I wanted to fit into my summer clothes," Engle said. That's why she took on the Live Healthy Le Mars' 100 day challenge, which started Jan. 14 and ended Thursday...
Rogation service asks blessing on seed and land (04/24/09)
There may be a few tractors and other pieces of farm equipment in the parking lot at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Le Mars this Sunday. A tractor or two may be parked on the street at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Brunsville, too. That machinery, along with seed and soil, will be blessed as part of the Rogation Sunday observance by the congregations...
Jays win big at Blackhawk Relays (04/24/09)
Field events were key points winners for Gehlen Catholic and Remsen-Union at the Blackhawk Relays in Hinton Thursday. A first-place high jump by Adam Nemmers as well as a handful of other placers propelled the Jays to the top team finish. Nemmers cleared 5-6 for first in the high jump. His teammate Drew Kellen was one of four to jump 5-4 as he placed third in the field...
Jays give first-year coach first win at RSM (04/24/09)
Gehlen boys golf coach Kent Zevenbergen can finally sleep at night. The Jays (1-5) edged Remsen St. Mary's 181-191 in War Eagle Conference action to give the first-year coach his first victory on a hot, windy afternoon at the Remsen Golf Course. "It was nice for the boys in green to finally get a win," Zevenbergen said...
'Dogs third at Sheldon Invite (04/24/09)
A trio of relays recorded top finishes as the Bulldogs finished third at the Sheldon Boys Invite on Thursday. Le Mars' 4x200 team of Zach Reed, Hunter Rohde, Mat Ferris and Keaton Rowe was the top finisher in 1:35 while the same quartet ran the 4x100 in 45.49 for first...
Tigers edge 'Dogs in Lakes match-up (04/24/09)
Count on the Le Mars boys tennis team to circle May 11 today if they did not right away last night. That is the day Spencer travels to Le Mars for a rematch of Thursday's 5-4 heartbreaker for the Bulldogs. "They're a team we shoulda, coulda, woulda (beat)," Le Mars coach Bill Dalton said after his team slipped to 3-2 in Lakes Conference action and 4-2 overall...
Lady Jays notch third straight WEC dual win (04/24/09)
The Gehlen Catholic Lady Jays won their third straight War Eagle Conference golf meet as they defeated Remsen St. Mary's 219-283 at Remsen Golf Course. Anna Geier earned medalist honors with a 53. Megan Tentinger was next with a 54, while older sister Emily and Nicole Schmitz each carded 56's as the Lady Jays once again had all four counting scores within three strokes of one another...
Lady 'Dogs edge Tigers 5-4 (04/24/09)
After a tough loss to Estherville-Lincoln Central on Tuesday, the Le Mars girls bounced back with a 5-4 win over the visiting Spencer Tigers on Thursday. Samm Rich started things off right for the Lady Bulldogs in the top singles spot. The senior defeated Hannah Maertens 10-2...
Sergeant Bluff-Luton Warrior Relays (04/24/09)
Sergeant Bluff-Luton hosted the Warrior Relays on Thursday afternoon. Official results from the meet were not made available by deadline and a full story on the event will be included in Monday's edition of the Daily Sentinel. Information in photo cutlines comes from coaches and does not include times...
NFL 'heroes' offer little hope to fans (04/24/09)
The NFL Draft is this weekend. An event Kansas City Star columnist Jason Whitlock says brings hope to fans in ways nothing else can. "Barack Obama doesn't sell hope as effectively as the National Football League. No one does," he wrote in his April 23 column...
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Isn't it worth trying? (04/24/09)
On Monday, county recorders in all 99 of Iowa's courthouses are instructed to begin accepting marriage licenses for same sex unions. If they refuse to accept these license applications, they have been threatened with termination. The fallout from the April 3 decision of the Iowa Supreme Court decision striking the words "only marriage between a male and a female is valid" from the Iowa Code continues to stir emotions with nearly everyone, except the people that can actually do something about the issue: Governor Culver and the legislature.. ...