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Stories from Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wife's gift saves Joel Meade's life (08/11/09)
Couples give each other many different things for their anniversaries. Roses, cards, chocolate, jewelry, golf clubs, a trip, even a new car. But this summer, just before their 28th anniversary, Marilyn Meade gave her husband Joel her kidney. Last summer Joel's doctor told him that, due to other health concerns, his kidneys were starting to fail...
Kramer carries passion for art into business (08/11/09)
Art has been part of Stacy Kramer's life since high school. At Gehlen Catholic School she took a variety of classes from sculpting to drawing to pottery. "I spent all my free time in the art room," the Le Mars native said. "I've always had a passion for art."...
Library offers games to entice youngsters (08/11/09)
Middle schoolers, get ready to test your skills on the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation II. The Le Mars Public Library is holding an open gaming night from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to introduce middle school-age kids its new gaming systems. Some of the library's more popular titles include Guitar Hero III, Dance Dance Revolution and MarioKart...
New Merrill councilman to take office (08/11/09)
A new Merrill city councilman will be sworn in Monday. Nick Hartman, of Merrill, is filling a position left open when Jerry Wilmes resigned earlier this summer. Hartman was sought out by Merrill's mayor, Rich Husman. "Nick has been a volunteer fire fighter, and he's now the president of the Little League Association here, and he helped quite a bit in building our new concession stand," Husman said. ...
Le Mars community schools welcome new staff (08/11/09)
Students will recognize two new faces among the faculty and staff at Le Mars Community Schools in the upcoming school year. Although his home town of Algona is 123 miles away, new Le Mars Middle School science teacher Ryan Zittritsch might need little time to adapt...
Remsen-Union Lady Rockets (5-17, 3-15) (08/11/09)
Offensive Leaders Batting Average Total Hits Runs Scored RBIs Doubles Triples Pitching Leaders Total Wins ERA Strikeouts Western Valley Conference Second Team Honorable Mention...
LCHS athletic director will enter BVU Hall of Fame this fall (08/11/09)
Buena Vista alum Floyd Athay will be honored for his contributions on the Beavers baseball team It takes a little bit of digging and some help from a Buena Vista University press release to find out that former Le Mars Community baseball coach and current Activities Director Floyd Athay wasn't just a good coach - turns out he was a pretty good player, too...
Fred Eiesland (08/11/09)
Fred Eiesland, 56, of Brainerd, Minn., died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Fred was born Jan. 14, 1953, at Canton, S.D., the son of Aaron and Alice Eiesland. He graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1971. He attended Westmar College in Le Mars, graduating in 1975...
Thomas 'Tom' Garvin (08/11/09)
Thomas N. "Tom" Garvin, 67, of Marcus, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at the Walsh Family Village in Sioux Falls, S.D., following a courageous battle with cancer. A Scriptural prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursda, at the Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus, with the Rev. Eugene Murray officiating. Cremation will follow the service and a private inurnment will be held at a later date in the Holy Name Catholic Cemetery, Marcus...
Merle Allen Mills (08/11/09)
Merle Allen Mills, 93, of Bella Vista, Ark., formerly of Kingsley, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at his home in Bella Vista. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bella Vista Community Church, with the Rev. Richard Lindman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory...
Elizabeth 'Betty' Nitzschke (08/11/09)
Elizabeth "Betty" A. Nitzschke, 83 of Sioux City, formerly of Remsen, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at Countryside Senior Living. Betty was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Yankton, S.D., the daughter of Adolph and Helen (Ulmer) Frasch. She graduated from Remsen High School with the Class of 1944 and continued her education at Morningside College for an additional year...
Kenneth 'Ken' Small (08/11/09)
Kenneth "Ken" Small, 90, of Akron, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at Countryside Senior Living in Sioux City. Kenneth Avery Small was born Feb. 1, 1919, in Akron, Plymouth County, the son of Avery and Grace (Stinton) Small. He was baptized at First Baptist Church in Akron. He attended school at Sayles in Union County, S.D., and also in Akron. Following his education, he helped his father with his ice delivery business and later with his trucking business...
Energy policy needed (08/11/09)
Mark Twain once observed, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." The phrase that could replace it now is "Everybody talks about high fuel prices, but nobody does anything about it." Most of us feel helpless to do anything about the soaring cost of energy. Individually we are helpless, but collectively we can do something about it...
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