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Stories from Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Roll the credits... for now: Family closes theater, hopes for new owners (11/11/09)
When the house lights went down Tuesday after the final showing at the Royal T III movie theater in Le Mars, they stayed dark. That was the last night of shows at the Le Mars theater, at least under its current ownership. "There are potential investors looking at taking it over," said Patrick Johnson, who manages the theater with his wife Sara...
The young face of Veteran's Day: Sitzmann shares story (11/11/09)
Curtis Sitzmann, of Le Mars, remembers when he was a child thinking that veterans were older guys. "I'm only 22," the Army National Guard member said Monday at the Le Mars armory where he was helping clean up after a weekend of training. But the young soldier is already a veteran...
Counterfeit $100 bills reported locally (11/11/09)
Three reports of people trying to pay at Le Mars businesses with fake $100 bills popped up in the last month. According to the Le Mars Police, one man attempted to pass a $100 bill at one Le Mars business, but the clerk wouldn't accept it. Within 24 hours, the same man used the false bill at another local business, which accepted it, according to the police...
Courts cut out 10 more days (11/11/09)
All of Iowa's judges, magistrates and court staff are ordered to take 10 already scheduled days of unpaid leave by July 1, 2010, including those in Plymouth County, in a cut announced Tuesday by the Iowa Supreme Court. The statewide unpaid leave, which will reduce the judicial branch's operating expenses by $4.1 million this fiscal year, were made in response to Iowa's "serious revenue shortfall," a press release from the Iowa Supreme Court stated...
LCS board begins process to cut $1 million from FY11 budget (11/11/09)
With a goal of cutting $1 million from the 2010-11 school year budget, Le Mars Community Schools Board of Education members approved timelines and processes for expense and elementary section cuts. "Administratively, we have been working on potential expenditure reductions already," Superintendent Dr. Todd Wendt told the board at their Monday meeting...
Lady Jays set to face Dons in quarterfinal (11/11/09)
Sixth-ranked Gehlen Catholic will make its first state tournament appearance since 2004 on Thursday afternoon in Cedar Rapids. While many may say this is a dream come true, the Lady Jays are quick to add that the match is so much more than that. "We see it as an opportunity and also as a reward," senior Jessie Timmins said. "We really want to take advantage of it."...
Gehlen Volleyball Notebook (11/11/09)
Sister, sister Senior libero Kayla Holtgrewe has seen her share of volleyball. She's even been to state. In 2004, older sister Allison was part of the Lady Jays team which faced West Point-Marquette in a state quarterfinal match in Cedar Rapids. "It was really fun to get to go down there and just see the huge arena with the stadium up top and the games down below," Holtgrewe said. "It was just cool to see that and have a dream in mind to go to it myself."...
Blast From the Past (11/11/09)
2009 State Volleyball Tournament Pairings (11/11/09)
Raymond McArthur (11/11/09)
Raymond McArthur, 84, of Pierre, S.D., died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre, SD from natural causes. Raymond C. McArthur was born Oct. 22, 1925, in Le Mars, the son of Roy and Dorothy (Darville) McArthur. He graduated from Le Mars High School May 21, 1943. Upon high school graduation Ray joined the U.S. Navy from July 1943 until May 1946. He married the love of his life Geraldine "Gerry" Juanita Stokke June 6, 1948...
Clifford R. McCarty (11/11/09)
Clifford R. McCarty, 79, of Sanborn, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn. Clifford Raymond McCarty, the son of Valentine Marinus and Frances (Stallman) McCarty, was born Jan. 2, 1930, in Murray County, Minnesota. He lived his youth in the rural Lake Park and Hartley, Iowa areas, graduating from Hartley High School in 1949. ...
Stephanie and Thurman Buhman (11/11/09)
Stephanie Kelly and Thurman Buhman of Le Mars were united in marriage Sept. 19, 2009, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness officiated the 3 p.m. ceremony. Stephanie is the daughter of Mark and Susan Reed of Le Mars and Dan and Barb Kelly of Hawarden. Thurman is the son of Mark and Mary Buhman of Le Mars...
Ashley and Ryan Schrooten (11/11/09)
Ashley Fossen and Ryan Schrooten of Storm Lake were united in marriage Sept. 26, 2009, at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Tim Gietz officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Shelly Koepp of Cowley, Wyo. The bridegroom is the son of Rick and Gloria Schrooten of Le Mars...
Wait 'till NEXT year (11/11/09)
When Gov. Chet Culver announced a 10 percent across the board cut in state spending for the remainder of this fiscal year, the announcement sent shockwaves through every level of government. Plans were made to meet the announced goals of the cuts, but one third of the fiscal year had already passed, further complicating the task of state agencies and school districts...
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