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Stories from Friday, December 11, 2009

A story of dots and dashes: Navy radioman's story began with Morse code (12/11/09)
When Tom Leaverton was a boy, he and his friend used to follow that friend's older brother-in-law -- a telegrapher -- around and watch him send Morse code messages. When he gave the boys each a telegraph key, Leaverton and his buddy strung a wire down the one-block alley between their houses in Sioux City and tried their hand at Morse code...
Racing the elements: Herbst and crew react to heavy autumn rainfall (12/11/09)
When the September harvest rolled around this year Darwin Herbst thought it would be business as usual. But that wasn't the case thanks to a very rainy October. Herbst, of Merrill, has been farming his whole life. This year was different for the Herbst farm and most farmers in the area...
Anytime Fitness offers club atmosphere (12/11/09)
Le Mars has a new place for area residents to go and get in shape. Anytime Fitness at 875 Hawkeye Ave. S.W. (Business Highway 75 South) opened its doors Wednesday. Owners are Joe and Laurie Aube and son Tyler Aube. Manager Judy Pluth recently moved to Le Mars and is happy to be a part of the business...
Le Mars Chamber plans New Year's Eve dance (12/11/09)
Live music, dancing, snacks, noisemakers and fun -- that's what awaits the people attending the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce New Year's Eve Dance. The Main Street Organizational Committee will be hosting a New Year's Eve dance Thursday, Dec. 31, in the upper level of the Le Mars Convention Center...
Santa plans December hours in Le Mars (12/11/09)
Area children are invited to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa's Palace Saturday. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the palace from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Saturday, Dec. 12 and 19. Santa's Palace is located in the former Radio Shack building at 17 Central Ave. S.W., next door to Joba's...
'Dogs grapple with Tigers, Tornadoes (12/11/09)
What is your favorite holiday tradition? (12/11/09)
Marie Nacke (12/11/09)
Marie Nacke, 92, of Remsen, died today (Friday), Dec. 11, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at t. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Remsen...
Lester W. Renken (12/11/09)
Lester W. Renken, 88, of Newman Grove, Neb., died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove. Lester William Renken, the son of Herman C. and Anna M. (Brabander) Renken, was born Sept. 25, 1921 in rural Plymouth County, Le Mars. He attended school in Grant Township. On Feb. 1, 1948, he was united in marriage to Beulah Sonksen at Evangelical and Reform Church in Mapleton...
Let's take a holiday (12/11/09)
This week President Obama hosted a jobs summit at the White House, seeking solutions to the nation's 10 percent unemployment rate. A variety of ideas were discussed, ranging from a tax credit for businesses that hire new employees to a payroll tax holiday to expanding or extending existing incentives for businesses to accelerate depreciation on purchases of equipment...
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