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Stories from Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Your choice: Drug court's challenge rings true (10/14/09)
Editor's note: This is the first story in a series about Plymouth County's drug court, which celebrates its second anniversary this week. When you step in front of the drug court panel, it's going to go one of two ways: easy or hard. The choice is up to you...
LCS will see $1 million less in state aid this school year (10/14/09)
While a decline in enrollment of 53 students will make next year's budget a lot tighter at Le Mars Community Schools, the district must first deal with the 10 percent across-the-board budget cut announced last week by Iowa Gov. Chet Culver. For the LCS district, that means $1,007,891 less in state aid coming to the district for the remainder of this school year...
County may still push annex building forward (10/14/09)
The Plymouth County Supervisors aren't willing to take "no" for an answer on plans to add a building near the courthouse. Last week, the Le Mars Board of Zoning Adjustment denied the county's request for a variance and permit to construct an annex building on the southeast corner of the courthouse block...
Clerk of courts prepares for heavy traffic (10/14/09)
The Plymouth County Clerk of Court's office is about to become an even more high-traffic area than usual. The office, upstairs in the county courthouse, was chosen to host a pilot project of shifting from paper documents to electronic files and is preparing for an onslaught of people coming to install and learn the system...
Community health says H1N1 vaccine safe (10/14/09)
As the H1N1 influenza vaccine continues to arrive across Iowa, Floyd Valley Community Health would like to remind residents the 2009 H1N1 vaccine is as safe as the seasonal influenza vaccine. "There is a lot of misinformation out there," said Deb Steffen, community health nurse manager. ...
Blackhawks drop 2-1 heartbreaker to Falcons (10/14/09)
Momentum is one of the most critical components to the game of volleyball. The South O'Brien volleyball team knows that first hand after Hinton junior Rileigh Burke served 15 straight points and finished with eight aces in the Blackhawks' 25-3 win in the first set of a 2-0 victory over the Wolverines at Tuesday's War Eagle Conference triangular against SOS and West Sioux in Hinton...
Lady Jays dominate WEC finale (10/14/09)
Sixth-ranked (Class 1A) Gehlen Catholic will head into Thursday's War Eagle Conference tournament with a No. 2 seed after finishing the conference regular season with a pair of wins Tuesday evening in Marcus. The Lady Jays put away both Akron-Westfield and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 2-0 to bring their WEC record to 10-1...
St. Mary's wraps up WEC play with pair of wins (10/14/09)
The Remsen St. Mary's volleyball team wrapped up War Eagle Conference regular season action with a pair of victories at Tuesday's triangular at RSM. "It was a good night," RSM coach Janelle Schorg said. "It was good to get two wins and get them both done in two games."...
K-P bests Aurelia 3-0 (10/14/09)
The Kingsley-Pierson volleyball team won a 3-0 decision at Aurelia on Monday. "Going into (Monday's) game we weren't exactly sure what Aurelia would be like, but the girls sure found out in game one," K-P coach Melissa Kraai said. "We played with Aurelia not with our game, but with their game - going back and forth - but the girls knew they could win." ...
Lady 'Dogs shut down Tigers 3-1 (10/14/09)
The Le Mars volleyball team rebounded from a tough weekend and inched closer to a second-place Lakes Conference finish with a 3-1 win on the road at Spencer Tuesday. The Lady 'Dogs took a little time to get settled after the lengthy trip to Spencer as the Tigers came out and won game one by a 25-21 margin...
Michaelle and Chris Miller (10/14/09)
Michaelle Sullivan and Chris Miller were united in marriage in a 2 p.m. double ring ceremony July 25, 2009, at the Church of the Nativity in Sioux City, with the Rev. Gerald Feierfeil officiating. Parents of the couple are Shawn and Nancy Sullivan of Sioux City and Larry and Donna Miller of Remsen...
Rann-Hansson (10/14/09)
Trista Marie Rann and Trevor Hansson of Le Mars announce their engagement. Trista is the daughter of Rodney Rann of Le Mars and Kathi Athens of Panora. Trevor is the son of Hugo and Kathy Hansson of Le Mars and David and Nancy Oltrogge of St. George, Utah...
Jonas-Waldschmitt (10/14/09)
Jeff and Sharon Jonas and Dave and Donna Waldschmitt, all of Remsen, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Amber Jonas and Luke Waldschmitt. They will be married Oct. 17, 2009, at St. Mary's Church in Remsen. Amber and Luke are both graduates of Remsen St. Mary's High School...
Who IS more macho? (10/14/09)
Saturday Night Live had a skit 20 years ago with Bill Murray called "Quien Es Mas Macho," which asked contestants which celebrity was more manly. The bit was funny and showed how ludicrous the entire process of being more macho can become. Locally, it appears that we a have a version of the skit being played between the City of Le Mars and Plymouth County...
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