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Stories from Monday, December 7, 2009

Lights and smiles (12/07/09)
Election may calm Honduras waters, allow more aid (12/07/09)
After more than four months of uncertainty, the people of Honduras elected a new president last week -- a move that will hopefully speed aid to the poor there, according to a Le Mars man with a close connection to the country. Richard Sievert, director of Mission Honduras Le Mars and teacher at Gehlen Catholic School, has been closely following the situation in Honduras, especially since June, when the country's president was deposed...
Area braces for first winter storm of season (12/07/09)
The 1 inch of snow that came Sunday is just a preview of what Plymouth County residents will see this week. A major winter storm will push into the region from the southwest starting tonight (Monday), with snow and blowing snow in the forecast for Tuesday and Tuesday night...
Seek nominations for Citizen and Business of the Year (12/07/09)
The deadline is fast approaching for nominations for Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year. The awards will be presented at the Jan. 30, 2010, annual Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Dinner. Nominations are due to the Chamber office by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16...
Final action Jan. 5 on city street lighting (12/07/09)
The city is asking residents to take one last look at existing lighting conditions before Jan. 5. That's when the Le Mars City Council will take final action on the permanent status of 46 decorative street lights turned off in around the city in July...
Mid-Sioux, local businesses team up for warm clothing help (12/07/09)
Warm clothing for children this winter is a goal that has Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc., partnering with local businesses. Area residents may help the cause by purchasing a mitten at participating businesses for $1. Proceeds from the sale of the "mittens" will go toward purchasing hats, boots, scarves, coats and other warm clothing items for children...
Odd/even parking in effect (12/07/09)
With heavy snow predicted for Tuesday, odd/even parking is in effect in Le Mars, according to Public Works Superintendent Steve Hansen. The city's odd/even parking ordinance states from Nov. 1 to April 1, vehicles should be parked on the odd side of the street on odd-numbered calendar days and on the even side of the street on even-numbered days...
Jays cruise past Eagles 60-34 (12/07/09)
Throughout the preseason, Gehlen boys basketball coach Mike Langel has made getting to the free three line a priority. The Jays delivered on their coach's mantra in their season-opener on Friday by shooting 36 free throws. Trouble was, they only made 16...
Westerners shut down Blackhawks (12/07/09)
The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team got its second lesson in overcoming adversity in as many games when it played host to Hinton on Friday. With Morningside College head coach Jim Sykes on hand to watch A-W star Derek Appley spent most of the first half in foul trouble...
Blackhawks squeak past Lady Westerners in OT (12/07/09)
Class 2A No. 7 Hinton has not lost to a War Eagle Conference foe since Feb. 1, 2008. But the Blackhawks came perilously close to having that streak end and needed an extra session to get by Class 1A No. 10 Akron-Westfield 43-41 on Friday in Akron. "Maybe this was an eye-opener for us," said Hinton coach Joel Small, who is an A-W alum. "We just can't show up to play, we have to be ready to play basketball game every single night. We played some games that haven't been very close."...
Panthers fall to Rams in WVC action Friday (12/07/09)
The Kingsley-Pierson boys basketball team wrapped up a three-game opening week with a 69-44 loss to Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto on Friday. Tate Rohde scored 14 points - 10 of which came at the free throw line - and dished out three assists to lead the Panthers on a night that was mostly a struggle...
Lady Rockets fall to HMS in WEC action (12/07/09)
Remsen-Union head coach Robin Niles saw much improvement in his squad from game one to game two. Unfortunately, the Lady Rockets' improvements were not enough as they dropped a 44-30 decision to Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Friday in Remsen. "The Lady Rockets played a much improved game Friday night, but still came up short," Niles said...
Hawks fall to Falcons in final minutes 57-42 (12/07/09)
Remsen St. Mary's had the visiting Falcons of West Sioux in their sights in the final minutes of Friday's contest in Remsen. "It was a close game - with 3:30 left, it was 42-40," RSM coach Brad Gralheer said. "They kind of pulled away from us at the end."...
Timmins girls lead Lady Jays to 59-54 win over Eagles (12/07/09)
Jessie and Amber Timmins teamed up to lead the Lady Jays past Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 59-54 in Gehlen Catholic's season debut Friday in Le Mars. "It was a tight-fought ball game the whole way," Gehlen coach Marty Kurth said. "We shot a lot of free throws - 27 total - and that was the difference of the game."...
Lady 'Dogs capture West Sioux Title (12/07/09)
Lady Panthers drop WVC opener to Rams (12/07/09)
Kingsley-Pierson fell in its Western Valley Conference opener by a 61-33 decision to Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto Friday in Kingsley. The Lady Panthers saw improvement in their ball handling, according to head coach Nicole Goodwin. "We did a lot better job of handling the ball compared to Thursday's game," said Goodwin, whose team trailed 25-15 at the halfitme break...
Four Le Mars seniors play in CNOS volleyball showcase (12/07/09)
Four senior girls played their final round of high school volleyball on Saturday, but the setting was quite different from the high school gyms they frequented over the past four years. Gehlen Catholic seniors Lexi Wiltgen, Jessie Timmins and Rachel Tilley joined Le Mars Community senior Amy Lubben as selections for the CNOS Senior Volleyball Showcase played on Saturday at the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena in Sioux City...
Let's all say 'Merry Christmas' - who cares who we offend (12/07/09)
When did everyone get so caught up in working their tails off not to offend people? That's the question I asked myself the other night as I watched the new Gap holiday commercial during a late night episode of Friends. From the opening line of the 30-second advertisement, which the actors shout in cheerleader-esque excitement, "2-4-6-8, tis the time to liberate!" to the closing line of the chant, I found myself literally yelling at the TV, "Just say, 'Merry Christmas!'"...
Couponing's Best-Kept Secrets: Learn When Less is More (12/07/09)
This week's Super-Couponing secret may surprise you because it goes against just about everything shoppers believe about saving money and shopping. Are you ready for a head-scratcher? Secret #5: Smaller-Size Items are Often a Better Value Yes, you read that right. ...
Task force raises more questions (12/07/09)
The task force charged with recommending which of Iowa's state-run mental health institutions should be closed gave its report last week. After visiting the institutions in Clarinda, Cherokee, Independence and Mount Pleasant, the 12 member panel will recommend that all four remain open and that the state strengthen its community based mental health system...
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