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Stories from Monday, September 14, 2009

The tris that bind: Triathlon draws 18 teams, 117 individuals (09/14/09)
Usually, old college friends come together for things like reunions and weddings. Kelly Van Gelder, of Le Mars, and her friend Kris Merfeld, of Des Moines, got together for a triathlon. Together, they swam, biked and ran a total of about 18 miles during the third annual Le Mars Sprint Triathlon Saturday...
Public invited to speak on Cherokee Mental Health possible closure (09/14/09)
Cherokee Mental Health Institute is one of four Mental Health Institutes in Iowa facing the possibility of closure. People are invited to attend a public comment session from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday in the Cherokee facility's auditorium to meet with a task force...
LCS Bulldogs ready for Homecoming 2009 (09/14/09)
Le Mars Community Schools will celebrate Homecoming 2009 with the theme "Men in Black." Twelve seniors have been selected by their classmates for the 2009 royalty court. Homecoming queen candidates are Chelsea Albus, daughter of Gerry and Terri Albus; Molly Fischer, daughter of Mike and Carol Fischer; Kayla Hobach, daugher of Dan and Kim Hohbach; Amy Lubben, daughter of Darwin and Judy Lubben, Natalie Miller, daughter of Dave and Kim Miller, and Sarah Strub, daughter of Mark and Beth Strub...
Wells' Dairy helps region rank high in food processing (09/14/09)
Plymouth County's largest employer helped push the Sioux City metro region to the top of the list for food processing industry growth in a New Jersey magazine. Sioux City, along with the surrounding area, was picked as the Top Metro for Food Processing Industry Growth in the August issue of "Business Facilities." It is, the magazine said, the leading growth center for food processing, food products and agribusiness...
Supervisors approve last week's school election (09/14/09)
Three more people cast votes in last week's school board election than originally reported. The Plymouth County Supervisors learned the actual number of voters was 1,219 and gave their official stamp of approval last Friday during a canvass of the election...
Jays crush Cyclones in district debut (09/14/09)
The Gehlen football team did not spend much time dwelling on their heartbreaking Week 2 defeat at the hands of Hinton. They didn't really have time. With 2008 Class A quarterfinalist Alta in town on Friday to open district 1 play, the Jays know bouncing back was imperative if they hoped to live up to their season expectations...
Blackhawks take top honors at Lady Bulldog Invite (09/14/09)
Much improved from a week ago, Hinton bounced back from a tough tournament at Sioux Falls Christian to place first at the Lady Bulldog Invitational in Le Mars Saturday. "They definitely were a different team than last weekend," Hinton coach Kate Ortegren said...
'Dogs down Tigers 21-14 (09/14/09)
At the "Coaches' Corner" radio show on Saturday morning, KLEM's Denny Callahan asked Le Mars head football coach Jim Boyd the last time he won a game without completing a pass. "A long time," Boyd said with a laugh, a day after his team defeated Spencer 21-14 on the road in its Class 3A district 1 opener...
A-W upends MMC 48-6 in district opener (09/14/09)
Some football teams shy away from playing in adverse conditions. Not the Akron-Westfield football team. Utilizing their ground game almost exclusively, the Westerners opened the game with 27 unanswered points and eventually pulled away from host Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 48-6 in their Class A district 1 opener on a soggy Friday night in Marcus...
Gehlen cross country squads place fourth at Holstein (09/14/09)
The Gehlen boys and girls cross country teams each finished fourth out of 12 teams in the "B" division at the Galva-Holstein meet - which doubles as the CYO meet - on Saturday. "This meet is always really fun as well as challenging to be at," Gehlen coach Teresa Taylor said. ...
Blackhawks blank Falcons 21-0 (09/14/09)
Football coaches are so rarely satisfied. Despite Hinton's 21-0 win over visiting West Sioux at Held Sports Complex on Friday - the Blackhawks' second shutout in three victories this season - co-head coaches Steve Diediker and Bruce Held agreed the Class 1A district opener exposed a number of things Hinton will have to improve before traveling to undefeated Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn this week...
Panthers victorious in district opener (09/14/09)
In a steady stream of rain Friday night in Correctionville, the Panthers did something they hadn't in quite awhile. They won. "Our kids just played awesome on both sides of the ball," said Kingsley-Pierson coach Adam Rapp, who is in his first year at the helm...
What is your take on the economy? (09/14/09)
If you own a local business or are a local shopper, or even someone who ditches out of town to shop or eat, chime in, let me know what you think of the economy in Le Mars.
Wendell R. Begg (09/14/09)
Wendell Robert Begg, 84, of San Diego, Calif., died Monday, Sept, 7, 2009, following a lengthy battle with Picks Disease, with his family at his bedside. Wendell was born in Le Mars in 1925, one of six children. After graduating high school he served in the U.S. Army in New Guinea during World War II. After the war, he attended the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Illinois, where he was ordained as a minister in the Evangelical United Brethren Church, later the United Methodist Church...
William R. 'Bud' Hanville (09/14/09)
William "Bud" R. Hanville, 38, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 at his home in Le Mars. A Celebration of Life will be 7 p.m. today (Monday) at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Jason Larson of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be from 5 p.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home...
Helen Hoffman (09/14/09)
Helen Hoffman, 98, of Le Mars, died today (Monday), Sept. 14, 2009, at Embassy Rehab and Care Center in Sergeant Bluff. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Helen's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Elizabeth 'Sis' Huls (09/14/09)
Elizabeth "Sis" Huls, 88, of Akron, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Elizabeth Cecelia Huls was born Nov. 10, 1920, on the family farm west of Merrill in Johnson Township, the daughter of John and Anna (Dondelinger) Orban. She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith. She attended country school near her home...
Bernice A. Johnson (09/14/09)
Bernice A. Johnson, 91, of Cherokee, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, in the Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center, following a brief illness. Bernice A. Johnson was born June 25, 1918, in Cherokee County, the daughter of Carl and Emma (Schmidt) Wiese. ...
James 'Jim' Niehus (09/14/09)
James "Jim" B. Niehus, 59, of Remsen, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Jim was born Nov. 6, 1949, at Le Mars, the son of LeRoy and Marcella (Reichling) Niehus. He was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at both St. Mary Catholic School and Remsen-Union Community School, graduating from Remsen-Union in 1967. On Nov. 22, 1968, he entered the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged July 1, 1972...
Enough with the "s" word, already (09/14/09)
With the start of the school year, the talk of the resurgence of the H1N1 virus has been making the news a great deal lately. Since its appearance last spring, the H1N1 virus has been the topic of much education, speculation and fear. When the H1N1 appeared, it was routinely referred to as the Swine flu. ...
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