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Stories from Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Le Mars firefighters head into the danger zone (10/07/09)
Oct. 4-10 "Stay Smart! Don't Get Burned" In a house fire, the temperature can reach more than 1,000 degrees. Inside, smoke can turn a lit house pitch black in four minutes. Odorless toxic fumes can swirl through the rooms, making anyone inside sleepy, weak and confused...
Wal-Mart gives R-U teachers $1,000 in gift cards (10/07/09)
What would you do if someone just handed you a $100 gift card? That's a question 10 Remsen-Union Community School teachers are faced with after Wal-Mart representatives made a surprise stop Tuesday. The 10 Remsen-Union teachers, selected randomly, were presented with a $100 Wal-Mart Teacher Reward gift card to help purchase much-needed classroom supplies...
Planned courthouse annex building hits major setback (10/07/09)
The Plymouth County Supervisors' plans to construct an annex building to help with space needs at the courthouse took a severe blow Tuesday. The Le Mars Board of Zoning Adjustment denied the county's request for a 10-foot setback off Fourth Avenue S.E. and a conditional-use permit to construct a government building in a residential zone...
City council not ready to decide on welcome sign design (10/07/09)
To sign or not to sign . . . where to sign . . . and how? These were just some of the questions Tuesday as Le Mars council members began selecting signs right for catching the eye of passing motorists. Council members first discussed the three top design ideas that received the most votes out of 19 entries in a sign design contest set up by City Administrator Scott Langel and the Le Mars Daily Sentinel...
Lady Rockets fall to sixth-ranked Knights (10/07/09)
The Remsen-Union volleyball team struggled as it hosted Unity Christian, a Class 2A state tournament participant a season ago, in War Eagle Conference action on Tuesday. The sixth-ranked Knights (Class 2A) defeated the Rockets 3-0 by scores of 25-15, 25-8 and 25-10...
Eighth-ranked Gehlen tops SB-L (10/07/09)
Eighth-ranked Gehlen Catholic has won 18 matches this season - all in straight sets. Any time the Lady Jays have required more than three (or two in tournament play) games, the result has been a loss. That may be the reason that head coach Mike Meyer gets a little nervous when his team struggles in the third game...
Sitzmann tops all runners at K-P Invite (10/07/09)
The Gehlen girls cross country team had its first overall winner on Tuesday as freshman Alli Sitzmann won the varsity race at the Kingsley-Pierson Invitational in a time of 17:58. "(Sitzmann) led from the beginning and was able to hold off a couple runners from O-A/BC-IG at the end," Gehlen coach Teresa Taylor said...
Clay paces 'Dogs at Cherokee (10/07/09)
The Le Mars boys cross country team continues to inch closer to Class 2A top-ranked Spirit Lake. The seventh-ranked (Class 2A) Unity Christian team won Tuesday's Cherokee Invite with 68 points and the Indians recorded 76 points to edge the Bulldogs, who recorded a score of 79. Western Christian was fourth at the 11-team invite with 80 points...
Lady 'Dogs best Midgets (10/07/09)
The Le Mars volleyball team just continues to roll through Lakes Conference play. Tuesday's 3-1 victory at Estherville-Lincoln Central bumped the Lady Bulldogs' record to 4-1 in conference action and 9-11 overall. While Le Mars has struggled at times during non-conference play, Coach Sue Irwin's team has not lost a Lakes match since a 3-0 loss to Class 2A juggernaut Western Christian in the conference opener...
Hawks fall to Falcons 3-0 (10/07/09)
Remsen St. Mary's dropped a 3-0 War Eagle Conference decision on the road in Hawarden Tuesday. West Sioux registered its largest margin of victory in the first game as it bested RSM 25-15. The Hawks battled back in game two before the Falcons pulled out a 25-20 win. West Sioux tallied the match victory with a 25-19 win in game three...
Blackhawks sweep Spartans in straight sets (10/07/09)
It's been a week since Hinton dropped a crucial War Eagle Conference match in straight sets to eighth-ranked (Class 1A) Gehlen Catholic. The Blackhawks showed a little rust in the early points of Tuesday's contest against Spalding Catholic, but after edging out a 25-23 win in game one, Hinton cruised to a 3-0 conference victory...
A-W turns back HMS 3-0 in conference play (10/07/09)
After a brief setback with last Thursday's loss to Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Akron-Westfield got back on track with a 3-0 War Eagle Conference win over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Tuesday in Akron. "There was never really a concern as far as winning the match," A-W coach Derek Briggs said. "But sometimes our girls are too nice - they like to play longer games."...
Michael David Ahlers (10/07/09)
Michael David Ahlers, 29, of Remsen, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, near Kingsley, as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident. Michael was born April 14, 1980, in Sioux City, the son of David and Lynn (Langel) Ahlers. He was raised in Remsen and baptized at St. ...
Frederick 'Fred' Braakman (10/07/09)
Frederick "Fred" Braakman,, of Green Valley, Minn., died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall, Minn., at the age of 88 years, 7 months, and 26 days. Frederick William Braakman was born to Henry and Minnie (Beekman) Braakman Feb. ...
Ann M. Hoomany (10/07/09)
Ann M. Hoomany, 85, longtime resident of Fulton, N.Y., died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, in Boca Raton, Fla. Ann was born in DeSmet, S.D., the daughter of Ray and Mamie Meylor. She grew up in Marcus, and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Cherokee. After graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she met and married John Hoomany...
Maggie and Adam Erdmann (10/07/09)
Maggie Susemihl and Adam Erdmann of North Liberty were united in marriage July 25, 2009, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. Parents of the couple are Tom and Joan Susemihl and Dave and Angie Erdmann, all of Le Mars. The reception followed the ceremony at the Le Mars Convention Center...
Stephanie and Brandon Felts (10/07/09)
Stephanie Phelps of Holstein and Brandon Felts of Le Mars were united in marriage June 6, 2009, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. The Rev. Dan Greying officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony. Stephanie is the daughter of Scott and Jackie Phelps of Holstein. Brandon is the son of Rick and Janell Felts of Le Mars...
Hillary and Andrew Stevenson (10/07/09)
Hillary Mae Utman and Andrew Armand Stevenson were united in marriage Aug. 1, 2009, at Broadway United Methodist Church in Council Bluffs, with Pastor Arnpriester officiating. Hillary is the daughter of Ruth and Walter Utman of Modale. Andrew is the son of Donna and Drew Stevenson of Merrill...
Gerald and Susan Klemme (10/07/09)
Gerald and Susan Klemme of Le Mars observed their 45th wedding anniversary Aug. 23, 2009. They celebrated with their family on a weekend gathering in Minnesota. They are the parents of four children: Brad and Missy Klemme of Mankato, Minn., Shelly and Dave Grenier of Ankeny, Gina and Phil Gates of Ankeny, and Neil and Becky Klemme of Sioux Falls, S.D. They have nine grandchildren: Brandon, Courtney and Christian Klemme, Brianna and Kayla Grenier, Jensen, Avery and Owen Gates, and Anya Klemme...
Head, Heart, Hands, Health (10/07/09)
What do Vince Gill, Jermaine Jackson, Nancy Grace and Cody Laughton have in common? We'll give you a minute. No clue? They are among the 60 million people who have been 4-H members since the 4-H Youth Development program began 107 years ago, in 1902...
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