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Stories from Friday, November 13, 2009

Storming the stage: Behind the scenes with Crimson and Black (11/13/09)
Spotlights flare up. Energy hums. Color flashes. Crimson and Black takes the stage -- and once again sweeps the audience to its feet, roaring with approval. This is the Le Mars Community High School show choir, which has built regional fame on hours of sweat and singing...
County court employees' jobs safe from judicial cuts (11/13/09)
No one in the Plymouth County court system will lose his or her job despite the Iowa Judicial Branch's 9.3 percent reduction in employee workforce announced Thursday. "No personnel will be laid off in Plymouth County," emphasized Clerk of Courts Charlene Peterson. "We're very thankful for that."...
$85,000 awarded for ECO Center (11/13/09)
An environmental learning and meeting center in Hillview Park is officially less than $7,500 away from being built. The Iowa Department of Economic Development awarded an $85,000 Community Attractions and Tourism (CAT) grant to the project Wednesday...
LCS board appoints negotiating team, purchases vehicle (11/13/09)
Opening negotiation sessions between teachers and the Le Mars Community School District will be held in December. In a letter to the school board president, the Le Mars Community Education Association (LCEA) notified the board of its intent to bargain, with the first bargaining session for the 2010-2011 master contract to be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7...
Pioneer Village Christmas opens Round Barn this year (11/13/09)
The decorations are gradually going up for the 2009 Poineer Christmas Christmas Wonderland at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. The Christmas Wonderland will be open Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6, and Dec. 12 and 13, with many favorites and a few new things to see...
Juvenile center's client number down, budget tighter (11/13/09)
Plymouth County juveniles charged with serious crimes are sometimes ordered to go to the Youth Emergency Services Center by judges to await their fates. It costs the county $150 per day, per person to house an individual at the detention center, which rents space on the campus of the Cherokee Mental Health Institute...
Supervisors approve election numbers with no changes (11/13/09)
The Plymouth County Supervisors made no adjustments Tuesday in their canvass of last week's city elections. Final numbers verified 1,017 residents visited the polls for an 11 percent voter turnout. The county's cost for the election was $7,858, but that amount will be reimbursed by the cities, said Cheri Nitzschke, deputy auditor...
Dons serve up 3-0 win over Lady Jays (11/13/09)
A good first step to winning a volleyball match is making all the right passes. Unfortunately for sixth-ranked Gehlen Catholic, that step did not come as easily as in the past as the Lady Jays dropped a 3-0 decision to No.5 Don Bosco in the state quarterfinal son Thursday afternoon at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids...
State Tournament Notebook: Gehlen state tournament run a family affair for Lady Jays (11/13/09)
The 2009 Lady Jays postseason brought Gehlen's many family connections to the forefront. Stacy (Kneip) Wiltgen and Tami (Dreckman) Woerdehoff were both sophomores on the first Gehlen state tournament team in 1987 and both count that trip among their most cherished high school memories...
Class 1A State Volleyball Roundup (11/13/09)
No. 4 Treynor 3, No. 12 Southern Cal 2 Fourth-ranked Treynor won an epic quarterfinal battle as it took the final three sets from No. 12 Southern Cal to advance to a Friday night semifinal against No. 3 Schaller-Crestland. Southern Cal jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead with a 25-22 victory in game two coming on the heels of a 25-19 victory in game one...
Decision delay endangers lives (11/13/09)
Over two months after receiving an assessment and recommendations from Gen. Stanley McChrystal, top NATO and U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Pres. Obama on Wednesday rejected all options his national security team has been discussing. The president wants new options and changes in Afghan government before committing more troops. The United Kingdom and Australia have both reaffirmed their commitment to Afghanistan. The NATO defense ministers have given support to McChrystal's plan...
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