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Stories from Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Student takes a seat in the UN (11/03/09)
Along with students from around the world, Sarah Gengler filed into the United Nations' General Assembly Hall -- the meeting place of nations -- and took her seat. Her place card read: United Arab Emirates. The Gehlen Catholic School alum isn't a United Nations (UN) delegate, at least not yet, and she's not from the United Arab Emirates, but she did serve on her university's National Model UN delegation...
LCS musicians selected for All-State Festival (11/03/09)
Thirteen Le Mars Community High School musicians have been chosen to be part of the 2009 Iowa All-State Music Festival with another five chosen as alternates. District auditions were held Oct. 24 at Storm Lake. Four students were selected for the All-State band...
Thanksgiving dinner planners seek help (11/03/09)
Plans are underway for the Fifth Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The turkey meal, organized by Rejoice! Community Church and the Eagles will be hosted at the Eagles Club in Le Mars from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. November 26. Last year the meal fed more than 360 people...
Free movie showing for youth workers, teachers (11/03/09)
Youth leaders, teachers, clergy and anyone who works in a leadership position with youth are invited to a free showing of new movie. The showing of "To Save a Life" will be at the Royal T III movie theater in Le Mars at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The film hits themes ranging from teenage life to suicide and divorce, telling the story of Jake Taylor, the high school kid who has it all...
State rollback won't have big effect in Plymouth County (11/03/09)
This year's assessment limitations or rollback on Iowa property values announced by the Iowa Department of Revenue in October won't affect Plymouth County taxpayers much. That's according to Bob Heyderhoff, county assessor. Heyderhoff said even though it seems the difference is major between last years' statewide rollback on agricultural land of about 93.86 percent to this year's 66.27 percent, it's not going to be a big deal in Plymouth County...
Sixth-ranked Jays rally to 21-18 win (11/03/09)
If there was ever a time Gehlen felt it was completely out of options, it may have been with less than four minutes to play in Monday's 21-18 state playoff win over Clay Central-Everly. The visiting Mavericks had scored 18 unanswered points and held an 18-14 lead over an injury-depleting Gehlen squad...
Blackhawks fall 21-14 at No. 5 West Lyon (11/03/09)
It was dejŠ vu all over again for the Hinton football team near Inwood on Monday as the Blackhawks will once again have to wait until next year. Fifth-ranked West Lyon's senior running back Jesse Selgeby ran all over Hinton as he piled up 160 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries and the Wildcats forced four Hinton turnovers to win the Class 1A first round state playoff game 21-14...
Sixth-ranked Lady Jays to face No. 8 Alta in final (11/03/09)
A year ago, Gehlen Catholic advanced to the regional final where it dropped a 3-0 decision to Kingsley-Pierson. Alta saw its season ended in the quarterfinal by state participant Schaller-Crestland. So both squads will be hungry for a state tournament berth as they face off Tuesday evening in Marcus in the Class 1A regional final...
Couponing's Best-Kept Secrets: Maximize the Match: BOGO Plus Two (11/03/09)
Last week I introduced you to some of the fun ways shoppers can make "Buy one, get one free" (BOGO) sales even more rewarding. Anytime we can buy one item and get another free, we're essentially buying two at half price each. So how do we make a half-off sale even better? With coupons, of course! Here's the third "best-kept secret" of couponing:...
Elizabeth (Britt) Parry (11/03/09)
Elizabeth (Britt) Parry, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 at her residence at the age of 90. The former Elizabeth Eva Baldes was born Feb. 21, 1919, on a farm southeast of Le Mars near Neptune, the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Vondra) Baldes. She grew up in the Neptune area and was educated in rural schools...
Emory Richard Saienga (11/03/09)
Emory Richard Saienga, 81, of Story City and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Emory was born Feb. 17, 1928, in Melvin, the son of Richard and Martha (Wiechert) Saienga. After high school he married Helen D. ...
Keep your right to complain (11/03/09)
Today is election day, with mayoral and city council seats being selected in all 11 communities in Plymouth County. Polls opened at noon and will close at 8 p.m. If you are reading this, and haven't settled in for the night, there is probably still time for you to get to the polls and cast your ballot...
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