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Stories from Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Despite split vote, Hinton school to buy land (06/09/09)
After months of negotiation, the Hinton Community School District Monday accepted a counteroffer from the Held family to purchase land to build a new elementary school. The offer states the district will purchase 24 acres -- 8 acres adjacent to the existing school and 16 to the west -- from Annette and Kevin Held for $580,000...
Hinton superintendent takes job in Arizona (06/09/09)
After 10 years with the Hinton Community School District, Al Steen is pursuing a new superintendent position in Arizona. Steen, who was chosen Administrator of the Year in 2004 for the School Administrators of Iowa District 12, will begin as superintendent in Buckeye, Ariz., for a K-8 district of 4,500 students this fall...
British TV seeking farm family to teach Brit teens values (06/09/09)
Given two unruly British teens and 10 days, could you transform their lives? That's the question a British TV show is asking Iowa farm families. Makers of TV show "World's Strictest Parents" are seeking an Iowa family who lives on a farm to host two British 17 year olds for 10 days for the filming of an episode...
Art of persuasion wins girl unusual pet (06/09/09)
Briley Huls, 9, of Le Mars, has been attracting people to her front yard with her unusual pet. A pet duck that is. Briley Huls, the daughter of Melissa Huls and Paul Huls, has a 20-day-old pet duck that her grandmother bought her at Bomgaars. Briley wanted a duckling so bad that she went around Bomgaars to find each item needed to take care of it. She then added up the prices for her grandmother to determine the price of the duckling and supplies...
Wiltman honored as Firefighter of the Year (06/09/09)
The Le Mars Fire-Rescue Department's Firefighter of the Year for 2008-2009 is continuing a family tradition by serving as a volunteer on the fire squad. Kim Wiltman, of Le Mars, who started with the department in August 1990, is closing in on 19 years of service...
Lady 'Dogs shut out Tigers 16-0 (06/09/09)
It did not take long for the Le Mars softball team to crush Spencer on Monday night. The Lady Bulldogs scored six runs in the bottom of the first and added 10 more in the bottom of the second to tally the 16-0 three-inning victory. Jordan Heidebrink collected the win with a three-hit shutout. She tossed two K's and walked one...
Penning pitches 'Dogs past Tigers 2-1 (06/09/09)
The Le Mars baseball team appears to have rebounded from the two-game Lakes Conference slide it suffered last week as it beat visiting Spencer in a 2-1 pitchers' duel behind senior Jay Penning Monday. "Spencer is a quality team," Le Mars coach Trent Eckstaine said. "They usually play a good game."...
Jays fall to Knights 3-1 (06/09/09)
It's a recurring theme for the Gehlen Catholic baseball team. "Our pitching is doing well, we just make mistakes at the wrong times that cost us and offensively we can't overcome that," Gehlen coach Marty Kurth said. That was true again on Monday as the Jays dropped a 3-1 decision on the road at Unity Christian...
Gehlen tallies 16-7 WEC win over Unity (06/09/09)
Gehlen Catholic continued strong play in the War Eagle Conference with a 17-6 six-inning victory over Unity Christian Monday in Orange City. The Lady Jays took little time to get the bats rolling as senior Kayla Hatting belted a two-run home run in the top of the first, scoring Sarah Jentz and herself...
Spalding wins 4-3 pitchers' duel against St. Mary's (06/09/09)
Spalding Catholic got the best of Remsen St. Mary's in a classic pitchers' duel on Monday as the Spartans defeated the Hawks 4-3 in War Eagle Conference baseball action on Monday in Granville. Spalding starter Jake Rus fanned 11 and held the Hawks to just two hits as he outdueled RSM's Tanner Kockler and Beau Pick...
O-A shuts out R-U 6-0 (06/09/09)
Odebolt-Arthur belted a home run in the top of the first and held the reigns from there on out as the Trojanettes defeated Remsen-Union 6-0 in Western Valley Conference action on Monday in Remsen. O-A added one in the third, three in the fifth and one in the sixth to take the shutout victory...
Feller helps Hawks shut out Spartans (06/09/09)
Remsen St. Mary's defeated Spalding Catholic for the second time in a 24-hour period on Monday evening. The Hawks faced the Spartans in War Eagle Conference action one day after besting the squad in the CYO tournament in Carroll. "We played very, very well tonight," RSM coach Brad Gralheer said following the 9-0 victory...
Rockets drop WVC contest to Trojans (06/09/09)
The Remsen-Union Rockets mustered just two hits and committed five fourth-inning errors to squander an otherwise solid outing from starting pitcher Jake Scheitler as they fell to visiting Odebolt-Arthur 9-1 on Monday in Western Valley Conference action...
Warriors edge Lady Westerners 3-1 (06/09/09)
Sergeant Bluff-Luton and Akron-Westfield have been threats in the War Eagle Conference for years. "Sergeant Bluff, they're very good year after year," A-W coach Todd Colt said of Class 3A's No. 7 Warriors, who defeated the Class 1A No. 4 Lady Westerners 3-1 on Monday evening...
Rebels blast Panthers 12-0 in five (06/09/09)
The Kingsley-Pierson baseball team never really got on track as it fell 12-0 in five innings to visiting Westwood on Monday in Kingsley. "Westwood is a good ball club, but we just didn't come ready to play," K-P coach Kevin Hardie said. "We couldn't get anything going on offense. They had a good pitcher who kept us off-balance, but we weren't going after pitches we can hit early in the count."...
Westwood shuts out K-P (06/09/09)
Are you losing sleep over the economy? How is the economy affecting you? (06/09/09)
* Cost of living? * Credit card debt? * Retirement account? * Mortgage payment? * Overall picture? * Not worried?
Richard 'Dick' Kraft (06/09/09)
Richard "Dick" Kraft, 74, of Le Mars, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, surrounded by his family. Albert Richard "Dick" Kraft was born Oct. 5, 1934, at Correctionville, the son of Albert and Jennie (Banta) Kraft. He graduated from Correctionville High School in 1954. ...
So what's the big deal? (06/09/09)
We realize that it is human nature to take many, many things for granted. From the time we are born until the day we die, many of us truly never realize how fortunate we are, unless we are tested by adversity; and even then we truly never realize how lucky we are...
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