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Stories from Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ohio artists bring colorful experience to first Le Mars chalk festival (08/26/09)
Le Mars will host its first ever Madonnari Chalk Art Festival September 19-20. Not only local artists, but also artists from as far away as Ohio will use their skills to beautify Le Mars' sidewalks. Chalk Festival veterans Robin VanLear and her husband Jesse Rhinehart from Cleveland, Ohio gladly accepted the invitation from the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce...
WIC program adds fruits, veggies and whole grains (08/26/09)
A program that provides food vouchers for low-income mothers, babies and children is stepping out of the 1980s. This October, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is changing what it offers for the first time in 30 years, cutting out extra fat and sugar and adding coupons for fruits and vegetables -- something never before provided...
LCS board says 'no' to West Sioux request (08/26/09)
The Le Mars Community School Board turned down a shared superintendent request from West Sioux Community School board president Monday night. The request from West Sioux Community School District "came out of the blue," said LCS Superintendent Dr. Todd Wendt...
Panthers seek improvement in 2009 (08/26/09)
The Kingsley-Pierson football team is in that uniquely enviable position of having nowhere to go but up. Sure, the 2008 squad went 0-9 while managing just six touchdowns and 1,152 yards of total offense. But that just means this year cannot be worse...
Clay leads Bulldogs to third place finish at Spencer (08/26/09)
Le Mars Community's boys cross country team made its 2009 debut on Tuesday at the Spencer Invitational and the results were not so shabby as the Bulldogs placed third out of nine teams. "I didn't feel too bad about placing third," said Le Mars coach Al Engebretson, whose squad placed third to a pair of defending state champions in Algona (Class 3A) and Spirit Lake (Class 2A). "They're the defending state champions and they have a large percentage of their teams back, so they're good."...
Ahlers, Clay lead Lady Bulldogs to seventh place at Spencer (08/26/09)
Kristen Ahlers and Becca Clay shone in their 2009 cross country debut as the duo led Le Mars at the Spencer meet Tuesday afternoon. Ahlers was the top runner for the Lady Bulldogs, crossing 10th in 17:21. Five seconds back, Clay clocked a 17:26.2 to place 14th...
Do you think that health care reform legislation should pass in the "Do it for Teddy" push since hitting a rough patch? (08/26/09)
No COLA for two years? (08/26/09)
It didn't make a big splash in the news, but it will soon be impacting the lives of millions of senior citizens and other Social Security recipients. The trustees that oversee Social Security announced on Monday that their will not be a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for the next two years. Cost of living adjustments are pegged to inflation, which has been negative this year, largely because energy prices are below 2008 levels...
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