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Stories from Friday, October 2, 2009

Man's faith sends him on mule journey (10/02/09)
During harvest time, slow moving vehicles are a common sight along Iowa's roadways. Randy Boehmer's mule-drawn covered wagon is not. At a bracing speed of about 5 mph, the Arizona man rode by Le Mars to the north on Highway 60/75 Thursday while making his way from Minnesota to Texas...
Fights at school: Numbers doubled for middle school last year (10/02/09)
Several factors probably contributed to doubling the number of fights at the Le Mars Community Middle School in the past year, according to Superintendent Dr. Todd Wendt. From the 2007-08 school year to the 2008-09 school year, the number of reported fights in the middle school rose from 11 to 23...
Jennie Finch headlines Pink Ribbon Night in Le Mars (10/02/09)
World champion softball pitcher Jennie Finch will be the keynote speaker at Floyd Valley Hospital's seventh annual "Pink Ribbon Night" Thursday, Oct 29, at the Le Mars Convention Center. The event celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "This is the first year for a big name speaker," said Kari Daale, Community Health Education Assistant at Floyd Valley Hospital...
Life Chain Sunday planned in Le Mars (10/02/09)
Le Mars will be one of more than 1,400 U.S. and Canadian cities to have area residents participate in the National Life Chain Sunday 2009 this weekend. According to a press release, the National Life Chain participants are earnest defenders of human life who seek God's divine help to end the legalized killing of preborn fellow citizens...
Twig, branch and grass site open Wednesdays (10/02/09)
The City of Le Mars Twig, Branch and Grass Site will be open from noon to 5 p.m. every Wednesday during October. These days are in addition to the site being open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday. The site is behind Riverview Ball Complex. Only twigs, branches, grass and leaves may be dropped off at this site. If any other waste is mixed in the entire load will be rejected. No plastic bags or boxes are allowed...
Carriers Needed! (10/02/09)
Do you or your children have an interest in earning some extra money delivering newspapers? Call Christine at the Daily Sentinel for information (712) 546-7031
Absentee ballots for Nov. 3 available (10/02/09)
Voters wishing to cast their ballot absentee for the upcoming city elections can do so now. Absentee ballots are now available at the Plymouth County Auditor's Office for the city election to be held on November 3. People can vote absentee until 11 a.m. Nov. 3...
Lady Jays dismantle Hawks in straight sets (10/02/09)
Gehlen Catholic may have moved up four spots in the Class 1A volleyball rankings this week, but the Lady Jays aren't getting complacent with the recognition. For the sixth time this season, the Lady Jays cruised to a 3-0 War Eagle Conference win. Thursday's opponent was one of the newest members of the conference as Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn visited Le Mars...
Warriors upend Lady Westerners 3-0 (10/02/09)
Akron-Westfield dropped a 3-0 decision to Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Thursday evening as the Lady Westerners lost just their second War Eagle Conference match of the season. A-W coach Derek Briggs was suprised at the way his squad came out a little flat against what he called a "friendly rival."...
Rohde, Bouma earn Player of Week honors (10/02/09)
Both Le Mars football teams had tailbacks earn "Player of the Week" honors from the Iowa Network Services for their performances last Friday. Le Mars junior Hunter Rohde was the honoree among Class 3A schools. Rohde rushed for 215 yards on 20 carries and scored four touchdowns in Le Mars' 33-6 win over Storm Lake in District 1 action. Rohde also recovered a fumble and recorded two tackles on defense...
Irene Forslund (10/02/09)
Irene M. Forslund, 98, of Akron, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron. The Rev. Carla Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today (Friday) with the family present after 6 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Harriet Langel (10/02/09)
Harriet (Puetz) Langel, 83, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Ronald J. Pausch (10/02/09)
Ronald J. Pausch, 69, of Whitewood, S.D., and formerly of rural Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept.30, 2009, at the Spearfish Regional Hospital in Spearfish, S.D. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home, Le Mars, with the Rev. ...
Should we tax sugary drinks for health care? (10/02/09)
We hate to say it too loud, but some taxes just make sense. One is the gasoline taxes that help keep up our streets and highways. They are adjusted quarterly to bring in the amount of money the Department of Roads expects to be able to spend during any one budget period...
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