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Stories from Monday, November 30, 2009

Inspired gift: Calling to donate kidney unites two strangers (11/30/09)
A central Iowa man had given up hope for receiving a kidney from a live donor. His kidneys were all but destroyed by a genetic disease and he was spending more than 12 hours each week in dialysis just to survive. There were no donor matches available among his family and friends...
Online Photos (11/30/09)
Holiday shoppers scurry downtown, retailers optimistic (11/30/09)
Christmas music played as people swarmed downtown Le Mars stores this past weekend making retailers hopeful for a positive holiday shopping season. "Our weekend went very, very well," said Robin Grosenheider, owner of Hotopp Jewelry & Gifts. "I was pleasantly pleased."...
'Dewey' author to sign books at Le Mars library (11/30/09)
The Le Mars Public Library will host a book signing by northwest Iowa author Vicki Myron Thursday. Myron is the author of "Dewey, The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World" and the children's book, "Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library!" She will be signing copies of both books from 5-6:30 p.m. Copies of both books will be available for purchase that evening...
Finish date uncertain for Highway 3 bridge (11/30/09)
A Highway 3 bridge near Westfield is still under construction although the expected mid-November completion date has come and gone. "We're hoping we can get it open in the winter, but it's not likely," said Dwight Jenkins, Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) construction tech. supervisor...
Fall All-Sentinel sports section today (11/30/09)
The Fall All-Sentinel sports section is included inside the Daily Sentinel today. The section features the All-Sentinel teams for football and volleyball as well as the athletes of the year for football, volleyball and cross country.
Blackhawks repeat with win over Lady 'Dogs (11/30/09)
The Hinton Blackhawks started the 2009-10 season in similar fashion to the beginning of their perfect regular season a year ago - with a pair of wins at the Hy-Vee Girls Basketball Tournament. Hinton bested Le Mars in the championship game Saturday evening for the second year in a row, although the contest went much differently this time around...
Bulldogs build chemistry for 09-10 season (11/30/09)
Last season, the Le Mars boys basketball team was an exercise in what perseverance and chemistry can do for a team. The Bulldogs began the season slow, winning just three of their first nine games. But they came back to win 11 of their final 14 and finished second in the Lakes Conference behind three-time defending champion Western Christian. The 'Dogs also hung with eventual Class 3A state champion Heelan well into the fourth quarter before losing 74-56 in the district final...
Hy-Vee Girls Basketball Tournament All-Tournament Team (11/30/09)
BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Rockets seek to replace six seniors (11/30/09)
It will be a season of change for the Remsen-Union boys basketball team. Not only did the Rockets graduate six seniors from last year's team, but they will also join a new conference as they move from the Western Valley Conference to the War Eagle. "We're obviously looking forward to some shorter road trips," R-U head coach Steve Neuberger said. ...
Build Coupon 'Library' by Saving Weekly Inserts (11/30/09)
In previous columns, I've stressed the need to hold on to all of the coupon inserts we receive each week in the newspaper. The biggest mistake that "casual" coupon users make is to cut out the coupons for the items they think they'll buy and then toss the rest of the insert into the recycle bin. As you likely know by now, this is the biggest mistake that people make with coupons. In tossing the insert you throw away coupons for items that will be free later...
Madolin Bay (11/30/09)
Madolin Bay, 91, of Glenwood, Minn., and formerly of the Akron area, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009 in Glenwood. Services are pending at this time with the Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
LaVon M. Franz (11/30/09)
LaVon M. Franz, 83, of Le Mars, died Friday morning, Nov. 27, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. LaVon Marlys Franz, the first-born daughter of Esther Alma (Yost) and Burton Detloff Franz, was born Sept. 9, 1926, in Hastings, Neb. She attended the Sutton Public School and received her high school diploma in 1944. Following graduation, LaVon enrolled in the nursing program at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings, Neb...
Dorothy Hoppe (11/30/09)
Dorothy Hoppe, 86, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 at her home. Dorothy Alberta Hoppe was born Aug. 20, 1923, on the family farm north of Seney, the daughter of Jake and Bertha (Dambrink) Berkenpas. Dorothy was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Seney United Methodist Church in Seney. She attended country school near Seney...
George D. Koth (11/30/09)
George D. Koth, 81, of Marcus, died Sunday morning, Nov. 29, 2009, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus.
Minnie C. Plueger (11/30/09)
Minnie C. Plueger, 103, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Good Samaritan Village-Le Mars. Wilhelmina Caroline Weber was born April 17, 1906, in Tallula, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Tena (Eilers) Weber. Minnie's family moved to a farm north of Brunsville, Iowa 11 months later. She was confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Brunsville and attended country school near her home. After her education she assisted her family with farming and housework...
Wilma West (11/30/09)
Wilma West, 96, of Merrill, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Wilma Louise Kehrberg was born June 10, 1913, on the family farm east of Merrill, the daughter of George and Leah (Schrooten) Kehrberg. She was baptized and confirmed at the Merrill Methodist Church. ...
Blanche Wiedeholt (11/30/09)
Blanche Wiederholt, 84, of Remsen, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Blanche was born March 21, 1925, at Le Mars, the daughter of Clarence and Cora (Van Gorkom) Singer. Blanche was raised in Union Township and graduated from Union High School in 1943...
Informed reductions on the way (11/30/09)
One million dollars is, even by today's trillion dollar deficits, a lot of money. That's the amount the Le Mars Community School District is looking to trim out of next year's budget. Declining enrollment, coupled with a tight state budget has added to the district's financial stress. ...
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