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Stories from Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pageler hangs up the mop on 36 years as LCS custodian (09/30/09)
After 36 years of pushing mops and brooms, cleaning windows, the gymnasium floor after events, and much more, Loren Pageler is retiring as custodian in the the Le Mars Community School (LCS) District. His last day on the job is today (Wednesday). "That high school was only 9 years old when I started working there," Pageler recalled...
Road construction in seasonal race against time (09/30/09)
The Highway 3 project in eastern Le Mars is behind schedule, City Administrator Scott Langel said. Officially, the completion date was supposed to be Aug. 31, Langel said. His prediction is the Highway 3 work will be finished in the next week. "It's definitely functional at this point," Langel said. "Everything that needed to be paved is paved."...
Can you hare me now? Unusual rabbit in Le Mars (09/30/09)
Ever seen a four-eared rabbit? Duane Schettler and Amy Lempares, of Le Mars, have and they've got the photos to prove it. "We saw it out the kitchen window in the backyard," Schettler said. The couple has lived in their home, at 1580 First Ave. S.W., for 10 years, and this past summer was the first time they had seen a four-eared rabbit behind their house...
LCS enrollment, state aid numbers point to cuts (09/30/09)
Le Mars Community Schools budgets for both the current school year and the 2010-11 year will take a hit in state funding. A preliminary report on LCS enrollment for the 2009-10 school year and information received at an Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) Employee Relations Conference indicate more cuts will be coming...
Libraries receive county money (09/30/09)
The Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday dispersed a $67,000 annual allocation split among the five Plymouth County public libraries. The first one-half of those dollars is divided evenly among the libraries with each receiving one-fifth, or $6,700, said Stacey Feldman, county auditor...
Lady Jays shut down Blackhawks 3-0 (09/30/09)
Only once has Gehlen Catholic played more than three sets in a War Eagle Conference match this year. That was in a five-game heartbreaking loss to then fifth-ranked (Class 2A) Unity Christian. Tuesday evening was no exception to the Lady Jays' conference-sweeping trend as the 12th-ranked (Class 1A) squad knocked off Hinton in straight sets...
Bulldogs take top honors at HWC (09/30/09)
The Le Mars boys cross country team reached a new milestone at the Western Christian Invite in Hull as they won a meet for the first time in head coach Al Engebretson's five-year tenure. "We felt pretty confident heading into the meet," Engebretson said. "The guys were pretty focused and made it a goal to beat them at this meet and we knew it was one we could win."...
St. Mary's tallies first WEC win (09/30/09)
Remsen St. Mary's battled to a tough 3-2 win on the road at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Tuesday. The win is the first for St. Mary's in War Eagle Conference play this fall. "The girls played really hard," RSM coach Janelle Schorg said. The Hawks got off to a strong start as they took game one by a 25-19 margin...
Lady 'Dogs hammer Braves in straight sets (09/30/09)
The Le Mars volleyball team made sure to close the home portion of its season with a decisive victory. Bolstered by a large crowd and boisterous student section, the Lady Bulldogs defeated visiting Cherokee 3-0 in what was the final home match of the 2009 season...
R-U falls 3-0 to SB-L in WEC play (09/30/09)
Remsen-Union fell 3-0 to Sergeant Bluff-Luton in War Eagle Conference action Tuesday evening in Remsen. The Warriors jumped to an early lead with a 25-17 win in game one before tallying their largest win margin of the night with a 25-12 win in game two...
2016 Olympics (09/30/09)
Where do you stand on the importance of the Obamas going to Copenhagen to make the big pitch for the 2016 Olympics to be held in Chicago?
Edward 'Red' Bergin Jr. (09/30/09)
Edward "Red" Bergin Jr., 79, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Kevin Richter will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Thomas H. Klein (09/30/09)
Thomas H. Klein, 65, of Granville, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 27, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. A celebration of Tom's life will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at The Dugout in Granville. Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com...
Paul Krohn (09/30/09)
Paul Krohn, 73, of Akron, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. Monsignor Richard Zenk will celebrate. Visitation with the family present will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Daker C. McQueen (09/30/09)
Daker C. McQueen, 82, of Pierson, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Correctionville. Pastor Bert Burwell A.i.M. will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Pierson. ...
Carol Zimmerman (09/30/09)
Carol Zimmerman, 87, of Waterville, Minn., and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Center in Waterville. A graveside service will be held at the Stanton Township Cemetery, rural Merrill, at 12:15 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. George Gilmour officiating. Funeral procession will leave Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home at noon. In the case of inclement weather, the funeral will take place at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home, Le Mars...
Kristen and Matt Hoffman (09/30/09)
Kristen Brown and Matt Hoffman, of Coralville, were united in marriage June 27, 2009, at St. John's Catholic Church in Independence. The Rev. Richard Ries officiated the 2 p.m. double ring ceremony. Parents of the couple are Paul and Cindy Brown of Independence and Randy and Jody Hoffman of Le Mars...
Sarah and Christopher Wilhelmi (09/30/09)
Sarah Arens and Christopher Wilhelmi of Mountain View, Calif., were united in marriage July 18, 2009, at St. Mary's Church in Remsen. Father William Myers officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony. Sarah is the daughter of Keith and Mary Arens of Remsen. Christopher is the son of George and Kathleen Wilhelmi of Crofton, Md...
Common sense aids H1N1 battle (09/30/09)
Well, we knew it had to happen, and last week it did. The H1N1 flu virus has arrived in Plymouth County. Three cases were reported last week by doctors in the county, according to Deb Steffen, Deb Steffen, Floyd Valley community health nurse manager...
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