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Stories from Monday, December 14, 2009

St. Lucy Day: Celebration of lights and sweets (12/14/09)
As the girls enter the classroom, children's eyes light up. Dressed in all white with a golden sash and a unique crown -- a wreath of evergreen with four candles in it -- the eighth grade girls of St. Catherine-St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen are playing the role of St. Lucy...
Community Foundation award $142,169 in grants (12/14/09)
Twenty-seven organizations and groups in Plymouth County are recipients of grant money totaling $142,169 from the Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County. The $142,169 represents the largest amount the foundation has been able to award in grants in the four years it has existed...
Community workshop helps attitudes and teamwork (12/14/09)
A community workshop in January will help employers and employees deal with negative attitudes and learn how to more effectively work together and become more productive. The workshop is sponsored by the Plymouth County Extension, Buena Vista University Professional and Online Studies, and the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce...
All Iowans eligible for H1N1 vaccination (12/14/09)
Beginning today (Monday) all Iowans will be eligible to receive an H1N1 flu vaccination, according to an announcement by the Iowa Department of Public Health. Floyd Valley Community Health will be offering free public H1N1 clinics from 4-6 p.m. Thursday and 3:30-6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 22 at Floyd Valley Hospital Conference Center...
Cherokee Mental Health Institute not on chopping block (12/14/09)
The Iowa Department of Human Services is recommending closing the Mount Pleasant Mental Health Institute, not Cherokee's institue, in a proposal today (Tuesday) to the Iowa Legislature. Last spring, the Legislature commanded the DHS to recommend closing one of Iowa's four mental health institutes without cutting services...
Edna Jurgensen (12/14/09)
Edna Jurgensen, 95, of Akron, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Jean Morse will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Monday) with the family present after 6 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Rockets top Hawks in cross-town matchup (12/14/09)
You can be certain that the victory garnered by Remsen St. Mary's over cross-town rival Remsen-Union during football season didn't sit too well with the Rockets. R-U made sure basketball would not be a repeat performance as they dismantled the Hawks 54-34 on Friday in the Battle of Remsen at R-U...
'Dogs top Indians in Lakes opener (12/14/09)
Balanced, consistent and unselfish. That's how the Le Mars boys basketball team is playing right now. And that game plan has been effective as the Bulldogs improved to 3-0 with wins over Spirit Lake and Sioux City West this weekend. "We played about as consistent from tip to buzzer as you can," Le Mars head coach Dave Irwin said of the Bulldogs' 78-41 win over Spirit Lake Friday. ...
Lady 'Dogs drop pair over weekend (12/14/09)
The Lady Bulldogs played close with Class 2A No. 12 Spirit Lake in Friday's Lakes Conference contest. Le Mars held a 40-36 lead in the second half of the game, which the Indians led 31-23 at the halftime break, before key 3-point baskets helped Spirit Lake to a 55-48 win...
Schimek, Reed place second at E-Burg (12/14/09)
The Le Mars wrestling team placed sixth at the 10-team Emmetsburg Invite on Saturday. Anthony Schimek was one of two Bulldogs to place second as he was 2-1 on the day at 130 pounds. Schimek pinned Storm Lake's Miguel Rodriguez in 3:25 and claimed a 4-3 decision over O-A/BC-IG's Dalton Hemer. He was edged by Humboldt's Tre' Rutz by a 4-2 decision in the title match...
Friendship built on a 'smile in every aisle' (12/14/09)
Some of the best rivalries are those rooted in friendship. The friendship between Hinton 135-pound senior Devin DeRocher and Akron-Westfield counterpart Josh Taylor goes back a long way - at least as far as the time spent working together at a Sioux City Hy-Vee...
Vondrak collects 152-pound title (12/14/09)
The last time Hinton's Kole Vondrak was in the Akron-Westfield gymnasium wearing a wrestling singlet is probably one day he would like to forget. It was his freshman year and during a match, he landed wrong, tore some ligaments and fractured his elbow...
Tourney win a boost of confidence for Steffen (12/14/09)
Don't tell Kingsley-Pierson head football coach Adam Rapp, but football wasn't foremost on linebacker Matt Steffen's mind during those summer sessions in the weight room. "I was more worried about wrestling than I was about football with lifting weights," Steffen said...
Lady Jays secure WEC win at Spalding (12/14/09)
The early minutes of Gehlen Catholic's War Eagle Conference opener in Granville Friday didn't paint the Lady Jays in the most positive light. "We got off to a sluggish start," said Gehlen coach Marty Kurth, who saw his squad trailing the host Spartans 4-0 in the first two minutes of play...
Jays top Spartans 61-38 in WEC debut (12/14/09)
Gehlen Catholic topped Spalding Catholic 61-38 in Friday's War Eagle Conference opener, but the game started much closer than it ended. The Jays and Spartans exchanged points for the first eight minutes and saw the score knotted 12-12 after the first quarter...
Hawks collect WEC win over Lady Rockets (12/14/09)
The Remsen St. Mary's girls basketball team had little trouble as it defeated cross-town rival Remsen-Union 47-23 in War Eagle Conference basketball action on Friday at R-U. Senior Mercedees Ricke led the Hawks with 16 points and six rebounds. She also added four steals. ...
Couponing's Best-Kept Secrets: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize (12/14/09)
I'm sure you know by now that I love getting groceries for free with coupons whenever possible. But we can't get everything for free all of the time. Here's a fun way to maximize coupon savings and get items very inexpensively, even when they're not completely free...
Marie Nacke (12/14/09)
Marie Nacke, 92, of Remsen, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Marie was born Aug. 26, 1917, on the family farm near Remsen, the daughter of Gustave and Anna (Erdmann) Rosburg. Marie was raised in the Remsen area and received her first six years of education in the rural school system, grades seven and eight at St. ...
Juan J. Chagolla (12/14/09)
Juan J. Chagolla, 46, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, due to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident south of Le Mars. Juan Jose Chagolla, the son of Ma Ofelia Hernandez Torres and Narcizo Chagoya Rodriguez, Sr., was born March 8, 1963, in Reynosa Tamps, Mexico...
Richard J. Feauto, Sr. (12/14/09)
U.S. Veteran Richard J. "Dick" Feauto Sr., 82, of Sioux City died peacefully Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home, after a brief illness, with his family by his side. He was a Westfield area native. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. ...
Mixed bag on economy (12/14/09)
It's something that we have simply come to expect when it comes to the economy: we have some good news, and we have some bad news. Which would you like to hear first? This is where the 'spin' begins. Depending on your political beliefs and perception of the media and its role in shaping public perception, you can read many things into reports such as the monthly retail sales and consumer confidence...
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