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Stories from Monday, September 21, 2009

Challengers vie for city seats in many Plymouth County towns (09/21/09)
There are races in six Plymouth County towns for city elections Nov. 3. Le Mars is not one of them, with incumbents running unopposed for mayor, three seats on the city council and two on the Floyd Valley Hospital Board of Trustees. Mayor Dick Kirchoff is seeking a second two-year term. Councilmen John Leonard (Ward 1), Ken Nelson (Ward 3) and Rex Knapp (council at-large) are seeking another four-year term...
Families' chalk drawings color downtown Le Mars (09/21/09)
Moms, dads, children, sisters, brothers, grandparents having fun together -- that's what the Le Mars Chalk Art Festival was all about. Families, like the Murphys, were already hard at work Saturday morning, the first day of the weekend festival. "Grandma had a fun idea for us to come down and draw," Mia Tardive said of her mom. "We do a lot of things together as a family."...
Your photos and stories (09/21/09)
I invite you to share your photos and activities with us and your community. We have designated a special section here on our home page for you to showcase your favorite photo and story, or just your favorite photo of a special community event or a funny pet...
Former teacher turned author returns to Hinton (09/21/09)
Jane Kauzlarich wrote her book "Quack," then she published it and began selling it and now she's written a song about it. Kauzlarich, a retired Hinton Community School teacher, will be reading "Quack" and singing with pre-kindergarten through fifth graders Wednesday at the school...
Carriers Needed! (09/21/09)
Do you or your children have an interest in earning some extra money delivering newspapers? If you are in the Merrill area, we are looking for carriers to serve those customers. Call Christine at the Daily Sentinel for information (712) 546-7031
County free of hepatitis A cases (09/21/09)
While an annual report from the Iowa Department of Public Health indicates a significant increase in cases of hepatitis A in Iowa in 2008, no cases were reported in Plymouth County. That's according to Deb Steffen, community health manager at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars...
'Dogs tally homecoming win (09/21/09)
Le Mars head football coach Jim Boyd always worries about his team's focus during homecoming week. With the impending return of alumni, flurry of activities and game day parade, it can be distracting for even the most single-minded of teams. However, Boyd's squad looked anything but distracted as the Bulldogs scored 27 unanswered points in the game's first three quarters and survived two late Denison-Schleswig touchdowns to stave off a late comeback for the 27-14 win in Class 3A District 1 action.. ...
Jays unravel Panthers 35-0 in district play (09/21/09)
Bouma rushes for 120 yards and two scores as Jays ruin K-P's homecoming night Opponents of the Gehlen football team might be asking themselves if there is anything Jays tailback/safety Trevor Bouma cannot do on the football field. The sophomore has yet to attempt or complete a pass on the season, but he did just about everything else on Friday as the Jays (3-1, 2-0) ruined Kingsley-Pierson's homecoming game with a 35-0 victory in Class A District 1 action...
Fourth-ranked Westerners stay perfect with 48-0 win (09/21/09)
Friday's game against River Valley was something of a homecoming for Akron-Westfield football coach Graham Lundt, who attended the Correctionville school until his sophomore year. The Class A No. 4 Westerners wasted little time on pleasantries for their hosts as they scored 21 first-quarter points en route to a 48-0 rout of the Wolverines to improve to 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in Class A District 1 action...
No. 8 HMS nets win over No. 10 Hinton (09/21/09)
Hinton co-head coach and offensive coordinator Bruce Held thought about it all weekend, but he still couldn't make sense of Friday's 42-21 loss at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. Even on Sunday, he was at a loss for words to explain how the No. 10 Blackhawks blew a 14-0 halftime lead and watched No. 8 HMS wrack up 36 unanswered points to win the Class 1A district battle of two unbeaten teams...
Lady Jays place second at West Sioux tourney (09/21/09)
Gehlen Catholic jumped into the Class 1A state rankings last week at No. 12 after battling to a decisive fifth game with Class 2A No. 5 Unity Christian on Tuesday. The Lady Jays solidified their ranking with a runner-up finish at the West Sioux tournament on Saturday in Hawarden...
R-U rolls to 2-0 in district play with 72-12 win over Whiting (09/21/09)
A week off from competition did little to disturb a solid Remsen-Union squad. After taking a forfeit win over Charter Oak-Ute a week ago, the Rockets dismantled the visiting Warriors of Whiting by a 72-12 mark during their homecoming celebration Friday in Remsen...
Blackhawks struggle at Cherokee tourney (09/21/09)
Hinton struggled as it posted a 2-3 mark at Saturday's volleyball tournament in Cherokee. "We couldn't really pull it together in the morning," Hinton coach Kate Ortegren said. "It was frustrating to watch, because I know we could have done better. The girls seemed to turn a couple errors into one after another."...
Hawks handle Spartans 59-0 to stay perfect at 4-0 (09/21/09)
The Hawks used five first quarter touchdowns to spark a 59-0 victory on the road over Spalding Catholic Friday as Remsen St. Mary's remained perfect on the season at 4-0. "We were aggressive overall," RSM coach Ken Hajek said. "One of our goals was to be more aggressive as a team."...
Athay inducted into BVU Hall of Fame (09/21/09)
Le Mars Community Activity Director Floyd Athay, third from left, was one of four inducted into the Buena Vista University Athletic Hall of Fame during a halftime ceremony at the BVU vs Peru State football game on Saturday, Sept. 12. The other inductees included retired head wrestling coach Al Baxter, Steph Gronau ('98) and Brett Christensen ('94). ...
Did you attend or participate in the Chalk Art Festival? (09/21/09)
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Edward Drake (09/21/09)
Edward Drake, 91, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Edward Eugene Drake was born Sept. 5, 1918, at Eldon, Iowa, the son of Edward F. and Lucy (Lepper) Drake McNerney. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Chatsworth...
LaFern Naef (09/21/09)
LaFern Naef, 97, of Le Mars, died peacefully Thursday morning, Sept. 17, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. LaFern Naef, the daughter of Jennie (Bowen) and Richard M. Rowland, was born in Kenneth, Minn., on April 14, 1912. She attended the Rock County Country School-District 56...
Katherine L. Stream (09/21/09)
Katherine L. Stream, 19, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, from pregnancy complications at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Health care debate should face central issues (09/21/09)
Sen. Max Baucus of Montana has introduced a health care bill designed to gain enough support to pass the senate, but no Republicans and not all Democrats have signed on as yet. The main thing missing that President Obama might like is a government option for heath insurance; the bill does include nonprofit insurance cooperatives in every state, something the Congressional Budget Office said "seems unlikely to establish a significant market presence in many areas of the country."...
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