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Stories from Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Snow emergency?: Powder Players: Thinking outside the car (12/16/09)
A Plymouth County snowmobile club is teaming up with the local authorities, offering help in case of extreme weather. When a sheriff's vehicle can't get to a stranded motorists, the Powder Players might be able to, explained D.J. Kellen, the club's president...
Plymouth County driver's license station Christmas holiday hours (12/16/09)
During Christmas week the Plymouth County Driver's License Department will be open Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 22 and 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is due to the courthouse being closed Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas. Licensing will resume on the regularly scheduled days in the following week on Dec. 30 and 31, Wednesday and Thursday...
LCS board receives budget cut ideas from teachers, staff (12/16/09)
Teacher and staff suggestions for Le Mars Community Schools budget cuts range from a salary feeze to dropping the orchestra program. That input is another item on the Le Mars Community Schools' board of education timeline for cutting expenditures for the 2010-11 school year which it crossed off its list at Monday's meeting...
Ambulance service billing pact approved (12/16/09)
City Finance Director Bill Cole Tuesday commended Bill Rosacker, co-director, city ambulance service, for what he said were the co-director's successful efforts on a new three-year agreement for ambulance billing services. ew agreement with Physician's Claim Company, Inc. (PCC) comes as the...
FVH hosts free Christmas dinner for all (12/16/09)
County injects $2,500 into drug court to sustain program (12/16/09)
Plymouth County's drug court is receiving a $2,500 boost from the county coffers. On Tuesday, the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors approved giving that sum of money to the program to keep it going through June 2010. Drug Court, which brings adults and juveniles facing drug-related charges in front of a panel of their peers for goal-setting, encouragement and enforcement, is low on money...
Jays bounce Blackhawks (12/16/09)
Gehlen Catholic's 58-34 win over Hinton Tuesday night had to feel good. Not only was it the first in Mike Langel's tenure as head coach of the Jays, it also somewhat avenged a football loss to the Blackhawks, who scored a pair of touchdowns in the final 5:17 of a Week 2 game this fall to top Gehlen 14-7...
Hinton stays undefeated at Gehlen (12/16/09)
Taking care of the basketball is crucial. Good ball handling becomes more difficult when a substantial amount of pressure is applied. And that is just the problem Gehlen Catholic ran into when it dropped a 49-37 War Eagle Conference decision to Class 2A No. 6 Hinton Tuesday...
Lady 'Dogs bounce back with win (12/16/09)
The Le Mars girls basketball team had to travel more than two hours on a frigid night, but it finally put an end to its four-game losing streak with a 50-31 win over Estherville-Lincoln Central on Tuesday in Estherville. "When you make the long trip to Emmetsburg on cold night and come out with a win, you feel pretty good about yourself," Le Mars coach Barry Borchers said...
'Dogs drop E-Hawks to remain undefeated (12/16/09)
One leading scorer is not the key to success for the No. 8 Le Mars Bulldogs this season. For this squad, which improved to 4-0 with a 53-32 win at Emmetsburg Tuesday, who scores the points is not as important as just scoring points. "Nobody cares who scores as long as we come out and get the win," said Le Mars coach Dave Irwin, who continues to credit the unselfishness of his team. "Both offensively and defensively we just play so unselfish."...
Phyllis L. Johnson (12/16/09)
Phyllis L. Johnson, 85, of Akron, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial of the cremated remains will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) with the family present after 6 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Florence McInnis (12/16/09)
Florence McInnis, 86, of Le Mars, died today, Dec. 16, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Lowell Philips (12/16/09)
Lowell Philips, 89, of Merrill, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Lowell Edward Philips was born Nov. 12, 1920, on a farm near Merrill, the son of Arthur and Frances (Friske) Philips. He attended country school near his home and graduated from Liberty Consolidated School. He enlisted in the United States Navy in October 1942. He served his country aboard the U.S.S. Mattaponi during World War II. He was honorably discharged in December 1946...
Marsaline J. Rawson (12/16/09)
Marsaline J. Rawson, 90, of Kingsley, died Monday evening, Dec. 14, 2009, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kingsley Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. Robert Blair presiding. ...
Watch this space for further developments (12/16/09)
t's an interesting phenomenon that has been popping up more and more recently: the announcement that the announcement will be coming later. The latest politician to use this ploy to milk news coverage as much as possible is former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, non-candidate for the Republican nomination for governor...
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