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Stories from Thursday, April 30, 2009

New rule would keep sex offenders away from schools, playgrounds (04/30/09)
The 2,000 foot rule wasn't enough. That's according to Plymouth County Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo, who was part of the force pushing for a new sex offender law in Iowa. Now a proposed law would include more restrictions than the current one, which only bans sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school, daycare, playground or other place children might gather...
Drug stings lead to five Le Mars arrests (04/30/09)
A man was arrested early this morning at the former church building he lives in for allegedly selling marijuana. Senglem Eric Wong, 40, of Le Mars was one of five drug arrests in two drug stings that took place Wednesday night and Thursday morning in Le Mars...
Area bowler strikes her way to hall of fame (04/30/09)
Elsie Slagter started bowling in 1950 when she was about 22. In a little more than a decade, the Marcus woman would be regionally famous for her skills in 10-pin. Sixty years later -- April 2009 -- she'd join Iowa's hall of fame for female bowlers. That announcement took Slagter, who bowled regularly at Sweet 16 lanes in Le Mars, by surprise...
Heart Walk has special meaning for local residents (04/30/09)
Two Le Mars residents will have a special place of honor at the 2009 Plymouth/Sioux County Heart Walk Saturday, May 2, at the Maser Walking Trail at Le Mars Municipal Park. Serving as 2009 Honorary Heart King is Scott Vander Sluis. The 2009 Heart Princess is Cara Woerdehoff daughter of Andy and Tami Woerdehoff...
LCHS prom goes 'Psychedelic' (04/30/09)
Prom 2009 at Le Mars Community High School goes with the theme "Psychedelic" this Saturday, May 2. It will be a look back at the '60s and '70s for students at their promenade, dance and after prom activities, according to Kris DeRocher, who along with committees of parents of juniors and seniors have put together a fun night for students...
Conservation board member sought (04/30/09)
The Plymouth County Conservation Board needs a new member. The Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday decided to appoint one by requesting letters of interest for the position. Those letters must be submitted either in person or mailed to the county auditor's office by 9:30 a.m. May 12...
Passing through (04/30/09)
Hinton girls race to BC-IG title (04/30/09)
Hinton packed a double 1-2 punch on Tuesday afternoon as the Blackhawks finished first in team standings at the Battle Creek-Ida Grove Girls Invitational. Haley Hall and Mackenzie Small continued to flip flop places in the long jump, as the pair has all season. The freshman Hall leapt 16-1 1/2 to place first on Tuesday while the junior Small was second with a jump of 15-7 1/2...
Lady Jays win fifth straight (04/30/09)
There was a time in late March and early April when Gehlen girls golf coach Mark Drier must have wondered what he had gotten himself into. Not only was his team 0-2, at times he was playing with a team bereft of the five seniors on its roster due to the Gehlen mission trip to Honduras...
'Dogs drop pair in Lakes double-dual (04/30/09)
The Le Mars boys golf squad had a tough task at hand on Tuesday. After the lengthy road trip to Estherville, the Bulldogs still had to play a round of golf. Unfortunately, the hosts bested both Le Mars and Storm Lake as the Midgets of Estherville-Lincoln Central shot a team 164...
K-P takes sixth at L-B Relays on Tuesday (04/30/09)
Tate Rohde led Kingsley-Pierson to a sixth-place finish at Tuesday's Lawton-Bronson Boys' Relays. Rohde leapt 19-2 to best the competition in the long jump. His teammate Joe Mason was fourth in the event with a jump of 17-4. Evan Colfack helped the Panthers rack up points with a second place finish in the discus. Colfack recorded a personal record with his spin of 115-6...
A-W boys grab non-league win (04/30/09)
The Akron-Westfield golfers hosted inter-state rival Alcester-Hudson in a non-league dual on Tuesday in Akron. The boys claimed a 173-203 victory, though the medal went to A-H's Nathan Hanson who won a sudden-death playoff after carding a 43. A-W's Andrew Allard, Ben Brown and Tyler Johnson also shot 43's and Allard finished second after the playoff was completed...
IHSAA gives Gabella death penalty for simple misdemeanor (04/30/09)
Perhaps more than any other team sport, you only get better at baseball by playing it competitively - a lot. A basketball player can get better by dribbling in his driveway and playing pickup games at the Y. A football player can practice timing and running his routes with his quarterback - or simply lift weights...
Donald H. Althaus (04/30/09)
Donald Herbert Althaus, 55, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Kingsley, was the victim of a homicide in San Antonio Jan. 22, 2009. Don was born Sept. 22, 1953, in Sioux City, the son of Herbert and Florence (Clausen) Althaus. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Salem Lutheran Church Correctionville. ...
Say 'hi' to Oldsmobile... (04/30/09)
Growing up during the 1960s and 70s, having a father that worked as a mechanic at a car dealership and having two older brothers, I learned a lot about cars. I learned which models were dependable from the Chief and which wheels looked good on a Chevelle from my brothers. It was a wonderful time of sleek lines and raw horsepower...
Economic indicators are fine, but... (04/30/09)
When a person is sick and working towards getting better, it often doesn't take much to cause a relapse, erasing the progress the patient has made towards health. It seems the same can be said about the economy. There are signs that the recession may be bottoming out, but some fear that the recent outbreak of the H1N1 flu (commonly referred to as the swine flu) has some economists worried that the reaction to the disease may set back the economic recovery...
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