Sign contest: And the winners are... (10/01/09)
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Sign contest: And the winners are... (10/01/09)
Convention & Visitors Bureau to be cheerleader for Le Mars (10/01/09)
The Le Mars Convention & Visitors Bureau's primary focus -- promoting the City of Le Mars. The Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) became reality Sept. 1 after groundwork for the organization was laid in the fall of 2008. "The main focus of the CVB is to re-energize the Ice Cream Capitol of the World status and get Le Mars back on the map as a premiere destination for business, leisure and travel," said Jessica Lingren, CVB manager...
Meeting set for Loess Hills protection (10/01/09)
The Plymouth County Conservation Board will hold a special meeting at a home in the Loess Hills to discuss Loess Hills land protection at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting is open to the public. Bill Zales is hosting the meeting at his farm at 15384 North Ridge Road in rural Westfield...
Le Mars freshmen win 21-12 (10/01/09)
It does not seem to matter who the Le Mars freshman football team puts back to return kicks - whoever returns the kick just has a knack for returning it all the way for a game-opening touchdown. On Monday, it was Gabe Rahn's turn as his 79-yard touchdown run back helped set the tone as the Bulldogs overcame a windy evening to defeat Sergeant Bluff-Luton 21-12...
Rushing to the top of the district (10/01/09)
Few things help a high school football team's success like chemistry. And when your team features a run-oriented, wishbone offense, it doesn't hurt when your starting tailbacks are best friends. Junior Judd Herzberg is happy to open holes for his classmate and best friend Hunter Rohde. He just wants to win. ...
'Dogs drop season finale to Warriors (10/01/09)
The Bulldogs struggled to match Sergeant Bluff-Luton's scoring as Le Mars fell 20-8 in its final junior varsity contest of the season Monday at Jim Lorenzen Field. The visiting Warriors tacked 20 points on the scoreboard in the second and third quarters before the hosts could muster their lone touchdown of the night in the fourth...
Blackhawks fall to Lady Jays 3-0 (10/01/09)
Hinton struggled to find an answer for a balanced Gehlen attack as it dropped a 3-0 War Eagle Conference contest at home on Tuesday. "I was very frustrated with how we played at times," Hinton coach Kate Ortegren said. "We had moments of playing hard and aggressive and moments of not moving or talking to each other. You can't play that way against a team like Gehlen. They are very balanced and can give the ball to anyone."...
Edward 'Red' Bergiin Jr. (10/01/09)
Edward "Red" Bergin Jr., 79, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Edward Paul Bergin Jr. was born Feb. 27, 1930, in Iona, Minn., the son of Edward Sr. and Clarenda (Wanderscheid) Bergin. He attended country school near his home. Following his education, Ed moved to Le Mars, and worked as a truck driver. He was later employed as a mechanic at Grotewold Chevrolet...
Robert D. Dickison (10/01/09)
Robert D. Dickison, 86, of South Sioux City, Neb., and formerly of Kingsley, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 30, 2009, at the Regency Square Care Center in South Sioux City. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Carol Zimmerman (10/01/09)
Carol Zimmerman, 87, of Waterville, Minn., and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Waterville. Carol Grace Zimmerman was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Plymouth Township, rural Merrill, the sixth of seven children, born to Walter G. and Anna L. (Lippke) Zimmerman and was raised on the family farm. She attended country school and worked on the family farm, until 1946 when the farm was sold. Carol, her parents and two sisters, then moved into Le Mars...
Gerald and Delores Westhoff (10/01/09)
Gerald and Delores Westhoff of Le Mars will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 4, 2009. The couple will celebrate the golden event with a family dinner at 4 Brothers Bar & Grill in Le Mars. Gerald Westhoff and the former Delores Rozell were married Oct. 4, 1959, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron...
The end of Western Civilization? Nah...only a prank (10/01/09)
"This is why we can't have nice things." You probably heard this phrase from your mother, usually after an incident that resulted in the damage or destruction of something valuable in the house. A nice lamp demolished by throwing a ball inside the house after repeated calls to cease and desist from your parents...
You can't always get want you want (10/01/09)
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones told this fact of life 40 years ago in the song of the same name. It's a basic tenant that many accept, but wish nonetheless that the opposite was true. We offer for your inspection President Obama commenting that the school day and the school year should both be longer, to make American students more competitive with students in other nations...