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Stories from Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Locals would pay price if Cherokee MHI closes (09/15/09)
Closing the Cherokee Mental Health Institute (MHI) would be damaging for Plymouth County, according to area mental health professionals. Transportation costs for both the county and patients having to travel greater distances to other facilities to receive treatment and related agencies that rent space on the institution's campus could face hardships...
Time to go? Canada Geese movement hints at season change (09/15/09)
On an average day at the Le Mars Municipal Park around 100 Canada Geese are mingling with other waterfowl. But lately they've been leaving the water and taking to the air in their famous V-formation. The geese are preparing for a change -- fall. Canada Geese (Canadian Geese is actually the informal term) migrate generally in September and October, but they'll probably be around for a while, according to Jeremy Kettmann, a park technician at Hillview Park in Hinton who studies birds' migratory patterns.. ...
Scarecrows to take over Akron Park Saturday (09/15/09)
Scarecrows will take center stage at the Eighth Annual Great Akron Scarecrow Festival Saturday at the Akron City Park. The event, hosted by the Friendship & Service Club of Akron, opens at 10 a.m., with judging of the scarecrow contest and runs until around 4:30 p.m...
Submit your sign design (09/15/09)
Want to have a hand in designing the new welcome signs for Le Mars? Submit your designs by Sept. 18 to the Le Mars Daily Sentinel. We will print all design ideas in the Daily Sentinel and give readers the chance to vote which one they like best. The designs receiving top votes will be presented to the Le Mars City Council for their consideration...
Library invites high schoolers to play games (09/15/09)
High schoolers, it's your turn to show off your skills on the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation II. The Le Mars Public Library is holding a gaming night from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to introduce high school-age youth to its new gaming systems. Some of the library's more popular titles include Guitar Hero III, Dance, Dance Revolution and MarioKart...
Carriers Needed! (09/15/09)
Do you or your children have an interest in earning some extra money delivering newspapers? The Merrill area is currently looking for carriers also! Call Christine at the Daily Sentinel for information (712) 546-7031
Hawks hang on to edge Tigers 28-27 (09/15/09)
It was a tale of tough luck Friday night in Remsen as the Hawks of St. Mary's held on for a 28-27 advantage over visiting Woodbine in the district football opener. "We fought injuries, critical penalties and a couple turnovers," RSM coach Ken Hajek said. "It was a lot of adversity as we weren't at full strength."...
Jays fourth in CYO standings (09/15/09)
Saturday's cross country meet in Galva-Holstein - where the Gehlen boys and girls teams each placed fourth - also doubled as the annual CYO race. The Gehlen boys took fourth in the CYO standings with 102 points. Bishop Heelan won the event with 24 points and Kuemper Catholic netted 36 for second. Fort Dodge St. Edmond was third with 81 points...
Lady Jays host Freshmen tournament (09/15/09)
Hawks drop pair at Sibley tournament (09/15/09)
Remsen St. Mary's dropped a pair at the Sibley tournament on Monday evening. The Hawks fell 2-0 by matching set scores of 21-17 to Harris-Lake Park. Against Boyden-Hull, the Hawks were edged 22-20 in the first set before falling 21-18 in game two. Jennifer Feller and Emma Krier each scored two ace serves on the night to bolster the RSM offense...
Wendell R. Begg (09/15/09)
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...
Welcome back to 1997 incomes (09/15/09)
How was your life in 1997? If you're like the average American, you're now making the same amount of money as you were 12 years ago -- while still paying 2009 prices. That's the word from the U.S. Census Bureau, which reported median household income dropped 3.5 percent to $50,303 in 2008, the sharpest drop since 1967...
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