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Stories from Monday, August 10, 2009

Race to the moon: Local students compete at NASA (08/10/09)
In the summer of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, three students from Le Mars traveled to NASA in Houston to design a moon settlement. Their plans, part of the International Space Settlement Design Competition, may never actually make it to the moon, but the students are treated like engineers by NASA engineers...
Snow sculpture gives Roy a page in National Geographic (08/10/09)
When most college kids are stressed about school and homework they watch TV or play on the computer. But Lara Roy has a different way of getting away. "When I get a little stressed or a little bored I go out and make snow sculptures," Roy said. Roy, a junior at Simpson College in Indianola, said she makes the sculptures because she feels her campus is beautiful and wants other students to look and realize that, too...
Merrill man applies for court of appeals vacancy (08/10/09)
A Merrill man is among 18 Iowans that have applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals that occurred when Judge John C. Miller retired July 23, 2009. Jeffrey A. Neary, 51, of Merrill, currently serves as district judge for the Third Judicial District, a position he has held since his appointment in 2003. He earned his J.D. degree in 1987 from the University of South Dakota...
New American Bank president positive about Le Mars, economy (08/10/09)
American Bank's new president Paul Jacobson, a 24-year banking veteran, brings a positive outlook on the economy's future to his new position. "In the past couple of weeks, we've seen some great signs the downturn has reached bottom," the Thompson, Iowa, native said. "There's the uptick in the stock market and durable goods orders are better, according to a recent report."...
Square dancers needed (08/10/09)
Find a partner and head on down to the Olson Cultural Event Center for a free square dance Wednesday. The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the dance but is seeking more dancers. "We'd like to have lots of people participate," Main Street Director Mary Reynolds said...
Are you missing anything? (08/10/09)
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Athletic talent takes Gehlen grad to world championships (08/10/09)
From small beginnings to world-wide success, Mike Mai competes in hammer throw at World Track and Field Championships in Berlin Sports Editor In 1995 Mike Mai was the captain of the all-state football squad after his Gehlen Catholic Jays defeated North Mahaska 22-0 to win the state title. The following spring he was crowned champion again, this time in the discus throw at the state track meet...
Faber's filmwork featured on Fox tonight (08/10/09)
A short documentary featuring comedian Steven Crowder filmed by Le Mars native Steve Faber will air, in part, on Sean Hannity's segment of Fox News tonight (Monday) at 8 p.m. Le Mars Community School graduate Faber worked on filming, editing and researching locations for the documentary, "Stimulus Money, WHERE?!"...
Remsen St. Mary's Hawks (10-13, 8-8) (08/10/09)
Offensive Leaders Batting Average Total HIts Runs Scored RBIs Doubles Triples Home Runs Pitching Leaders Total Wins ERA Strikeouts War Eagle Conference First Team Second Team Honorable Mention...
Thomas Garvin (08/10/09)
Thomas Garvin, 67, of Marcus, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at the Walsh Family Village in Sioux Falls, S.D. Arrangements are with the Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus.
Bernice and Robert Less (08/10/09)
Robert and Bernice Less of Le Mars will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 19, 2009. They will celebrate with their family at a weekend get-together. They have four children: Ken and Karla Less of Merrill, Rick and Sandy Less of Swisher, Keith and Gwen Less of Coralville, and Lori and Doug Pedrick of Slinger, Wis. They have nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Merlyn and Jan Klein (08/10/09)
Merlyn and Jan Klein of Le Mars will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Aug. 15, 2009, during a Mass held at St. Joseph Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. A family dinner will follow the mass. Their family is also honoring the couple with a card shower. Greetings may be sent to them at 1005 Second St. S.E., Le Mars, Iowa 51031...
Barb and Jerry Brock (08/10/09)
Jerry and Barb Brock of Le Mars will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner/bowling party. Cards may be sent to them at 301 Fifth St. N.W., Le Mars IA 51031. Their children are Randy and Lisa Brock of Granbury, Texas, Craig Brock of Le Mars, and Randy and Peggy Seggerman of Sergeant Bluff. The couple have 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren...
Use common sense with H1N1 (08/10/09)
It won't be long until children will be returning to school, ending their summer vacations. As we all prepare to change routines and rhythms of life, a reminder of last spring's H1N1 flu has been the topic of much discussion of late. Last spring, outbreaks of the H1N1 flu virus closed some schools in several states around the nation. Work continues on a vaccine for the virus and is expected to be ready by fall, just before the traditional outbreak of the cold and flu season...
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