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Stories from Monday, October 26, 2009

Ruden's massage therapy flourishing in downtown Le Mars (10/26/09)
Feeling a little anxious, neck a little stiff, have a pounding headache? Licensed massage therapist Shel Ruden, owner of Heavenly Healing Massage Therapy, said she might be able to help. Heavenly Healing settled into its new digs in downtown Le Mars at, 109 Plymouth St. N.W., Aug. 1...
Floyd Valley Hospital restricts patient visitors (10/26/09)
People with flu symptoms are currently banned from visiting patients at Floyd Valley Hospital. That's part of the temporary restricted visitation policy recently posted at the building's entrances by hospital officials. "A new strain of influenza, commonly known as H1N1, is currently widespread across the country," the policy states. "In order to protect our patients, guests and staff, we are temporarily modifying our visitor policy."...
Pumpkin contest deadline nears (10/26/09)
Is your pumpkin carved for the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce pumpkin carving contest? The deadline is Wednesday. Anyone who wants to participate can carve or decorate a pumpkin in any style. Completed pumpkins can be taken to the Le Mars Public Library by Wednesday to be on display before judging...
Blackhawks cruise in 37-7 win over Rebels (10/26/09)
Hinton co-head coaches Steve Diediker and Bruce Held wanted their team to make a statement in its final game before the 2009 postseason commenced. Consider that goal accomplished as the Blackhawks scored 30 unanswered first half points and went on to defeat Sioux Central 37-7 in their Class 1A District 1 season finale on Friday in Hinton...
Hawks finish regular season 9-0 (10/26/09)
The Remsen St. Mary's football team set two goals at the beginning of the season. One, winning the district title, was already in the books. The other came to fruition on Friday evening as the Hawks defeated Aurelia 46-12 in the regular season finale...
No. 6 Jays end regular season with 41-12 win at Newell-Fonda (10/26/09)
With the district title all wrapped up, the sixth-ranked Gehlen Catholic football team used a non-district contest at Newell-Fonda, which the Jays won 41-12, to work on some different offensive schemes. "We ran some different stuff offensively," Gehlen coach Tony Gunter said. "We moved the ball really well. Taylor (Wurth) has finished this season on a pretty high note throwing the football at a very high percentage."...
2009 IHSAS Substate Football Pairings (10/26/09)
Six local teams advance to substate games (10/26/09)
On Wednesday evening, 192 football teams from six classes across the state of Iowa will compete for a chance to advance to the state playoffs. Le Mars (6-3) vs A-D-M (6-3) Hopefully, the past three weeks have prepared the Le Mars football team for what they will see when they host A-D-M, Adel in Class 3A substate action on Wednesday at Jim Lorenzen Field...
'Dogs wrap up second place with win at E-LC (10/26/09)
Football coaches enjoy it when their teams "control their own destiny." The Le Mars football team did exactly that as they held off a furious Estherville-Lincoln Central fourth quarter comeback to sew up sole ownership of second place in Class 3A's District 1 with a 25-20 victory on Friday...
Panthers shut down Eagles 15-7 in season finale (10/26/09)
It sure felt good to be on the other side of a winless season. Kingsley-Pierson's 15-7 Friday night victory over winless Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn might have been just the Panthers' second win of the season. But it was two more wins than they got in 2008 as K-P sent a young Eagles squad to an 0-9 finish a season after they shellacked the Panthers 57-0...
R-U falls at Ar-We-Va (10/26/09)
Remsen-Union struggled in the middle quarters of Friday's district finale at Ar-We-Va as the Rockets fell 34-24. "In the first and fourth quarters, we played great," R-U coach Colin Youde said. "In the middle quarters, we were not as sharp as we needed to be."...
Westerners storm past Cyclones 44-19 in district finale (10/26/09)
Sometimes when you play a team is almost as important as who you play during the course of the football season. The Akron-Westfield football team experienced that Friday as they hosted a young, but sizable Alta squad whose quick start seemed to catch the Westerners off-guard...
Loyalty Programs Yield Big Pay Days (10/26/09)
While it's exciting to cut your grocery bill significantly with coupons, there are great ways to save on non-food items, too, especially personal care and cleaning products. Many national drugstore chains offer what the retail industry refers to as "loyalty programs" that often feature special deals on items in these categories. These store loyalty programs include coupons for store credit that shoppers receive when they purchase one or more of the promoted products...
Esther Beitelspacher (10/26/09)
Esther Beitelspacher, 94, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, in the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Esther Lucia Susemihl was born Sept. 10, 1915, in the family home in Johnson Township, rural Plymouth County, the daughter of Fred and Emma (Buehre) Susemihl. ...
Don and Pearl Schnepf (10/26/09)
Don and Pearl Schnepf of Oyens, celebrated their 50th anniversary Oct. 24, 2009, with a family dinner. Don Schnepf and Pearl Schwebach were married Oct. 28, 1959 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Alton, by the late Rev. Zeno Reising. Their children are Sandy (Kelly) Fitzpatrick of Beaverton, Ore., Kate (Garry) Gengler of Le Mars, Mary (Dave) Suntken of Orange City, Kim (John) Livermore, Le Mars, Kelli (deceased) and Steve (Lisa) Schnepf of Le Mars. Don and Pearl have 14 grandchildren...
Bowing for health (10/26/09)
Citizens of the world stand in fear waiting to see how far and how wide the H1N1 virus will spread, and whether or not it will reach pandemic levels of infection. Some believe that we could vastly improve the health of our citizenry and the citizenry of the world, and save billions of dollars in costs associated with colds, flu and other illnesses if we, as Americans, would adopt the practice of bowing when greeting one another, rather than shaking hands...
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