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Stories from Thursday, July 16, 2009

Choices lead physical therapist home (07/16/09)
Katy Grady's life changed when she broke her leg in college. That's when the Le Mars native decided physical therapy was definitely the career for her. "The time in rehab was very inspirational," Grady said. "It was kind of one of those 'ah-ha' moments when you realize how important that was for the rest of your life."...
Rants says his background fits the bill for Governor (07/16/09)
Iowa Rep. Christopher Rants has been in business and in government. And that, he says, is one thing that sets him apart among those vying for the Iowa governor's seat in 2010. The Sioux City Republican spent more than an hour Tuesday pitching his ideas to people at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in Le Mars...
Former Kingsley funeral director released from prison on probation (07/16/09)
A former Kingsley funeral director will be out on probation after a judge suspended his prison sentence this week. Mark Rohde, of Kingsley, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing more than $175,000 from the funeral home where he was part-owner...
LCS: Calendar includes week of spring vacation (07/16/09)
Although the calendar says July, it's time to be getting ready for the 2009-10 school year. Registration for Le Mars Community School District students will be held Thursday and Friday, Aug. 6 and 7 at the middle school. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. During these two days, everyone will register at the middle dchool...
Balmer to retire after a decade of serving veterans (07/16/09)
Martin Balmer threw his hat into the ring 10 years ago and became Plymouth County Veteran Affairs' director. "I had retired from the Department of Energy and I was looking for a part-time job," Balmer said. "As a veteran, I thought maybe we could help more veterans."...
Musical clues will help audience solve mystery (07/16/09)
Col. Mustard did it with the revolver in the ball room -- or did he? That's just one of the mysteries "Clue-The Musical" audience members will be asked to solve during the Le Mars Community Theatre's production starting Friday at the Postal Playhouse...
Lady Westerners earn seventh straight state bid (07/16/09)
If there is one thing Akron-Westfield softball coach Todd Colt has realized this year, it is that his young squad never gives up. The fifth-ranked Lady Westerners defeated No. 9 North Sentral Kossuth 6-2 in the regional final in Spencer on Wednesday, advancing to their seventh consecutive state tournament...
Panthers outlast Pirates 14-8 to advance (07/16/09)
The Kingsley-Pierson baseball team had to wait out an hour-and-a-half rain and lightning delay, but eventually the Panthers outlasted Galva-Holstein by a 14-8 margin in the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A playoffs on Tuesday in Holstein. "The fact that we showed up and got that first win helps," K-P coach Kevin Hardie said. "Hopefully we can go on a little roll and see what happens."...
Violet Helmrichs (07/16/09)
Violet Helmrichs, 81, of rural Ireton, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Violet Fern Helmrichs was born May 13, 1928, on the family farm near Akron, the daughter of Jesse H. and Lorena (Witt) Kallsen. She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at St. ...
Marvin Meis (07/16/09)
Marvin Meis, 66, of Oyens, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Marvin Meis was born Jan. 19, 1943, in Le Mars, the son of Arthur and Christine (Plendl) Meis. Marvin was raised in the Oyens area. He attended school at both St. Catherine Grade School in Oyens and also St. Mary High School in Remsen, graduating in 1961. After school Marvin started farming...
The lone constant in life (07/16/09)
One of the universal truths that I have discovered in my 48 years on the planet is that one of the most universally feared and hated forces in life -- change -- is also one of the lone constants. Change occurs all the time. Some of the changes are good, some are bad. It all depends on your point of view. I'm not a big fan of change, but I realize that in the end it is healthier to embrace change...
Savor summer while we can (07/16/09)
Can you hear it? The sound of the clock ticking, summer slipping away? Yes, there's still plenty of time left, but it's July 16 already, halfway through the season, if you count June through August as the summer months. The Fourth of July is already 12 days in the past, Crazy Days are here and the Plymouth County Fair is in a couple of weeks -- can back-to-school sales be far behind?...
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