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Stories from Thursday, December 17, 2009

Groups rush to bring cheer to families in need (12/17/09)
The Christmas packages are coming in at the Christian Needs Center in Le Mars. The food and clothing pantry is staying just ahead of families' needs this Christmas season. "We're doing okay," said director Jess Larson. As of Monday, all the families and individuals on the center's adopt-a-family list had been adopted...
Stanton #4 grads look back on school days, county-style (12/17/09)
Editor's Note: This story is the third in a weekly series looking back at life decades ago and remembering a time when people's lifestyle was very different than today. And you think it's been cold the past week? Imagine running backwards in 20-below-zero weather a mile and a quarter to get to school...
City reminds residents of snow removal rules (12/17/09)
After the first significant snowfall of the year and a review of snow removal practices around town, the Le Mars City Code Enforcement Department is reminding residents of requirements for snow removal. According to the city's code of ordinance: 1) Odd/Even parking requirements apply from November 1 to April 1. ...
Libraries, women's shelter seek money for 2010-11 (12/17/09)
Supporting libraries and a women's shelter are some of the first requests for money in 2010-11 to come before the Plymouth County Supervisors. During a Tuesday meeting, representatives from Plymouth County's libraries and from The Bridge, a transitional living place for women and children, submitted their 2010-11 budget askings to the board of supervisors...
No overnight street parking by courthouse (12/17/09)
Some street parking near the Plymouth County Courthouse will be off-limits overnight, if a decision by the Plymouth County Supervisors goes through. Vehicles parked overnight on the streets west and south of the courthouse are causing snow plow problems, explained Supervisor Don Kass during Tuesday's supervisor meeting...
Four locals win WEC championships (12/17/09)
If A-W wrestler Chet Utesch achieves all of his goals, he is going to have a full complement of gold on his shelf by the time his high school career is over. The sophomore, who is ranked No. 3 at 125 pounds, added his second consecutive tournament title in a four-day span as he went 5-0 to remain perfect on the season and win the War Eagle Conference tournament for the second straight season...
Rockets continue to roll with win over Falcons (12/17/09)
The Remsen-Union boys basketball team continued its quick start to the season as it defeated West Sioux 46-34 on Tuesday in Hawarden. Kraig Alesch scored 13 points and added five rebounds and four assists to lead the Rockets. Freshman Cam Kuchel knocked down four 3-pointers to add 12 points off the bench and Alex Hansen scored 10 points to go along with a season-high 13 rebounds...
Free throws lift Hawks past Eagles (12/17/09)
With Tuesday's 80-64 win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, the Remsen St. Mary's Hawks eclipsed their regular-season win total from a year ago. Now 4-2 on the season, the Hawks are clicking as a team and first-year head coach Scott Ruden couldn't be more pleased...
Hawks eek past Eagles 53-50 (12/17/09)
Remsen St. Mary's improved to 4-2 on the season with a 53-50 win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Tuesday. The Hawks, who led by as many as nine during the contest, led 15-10 after the first quarter and 22-20 at the halftime break. "It was fairly close the whole time - within striking distance," said RSM coach Brad Gralheer, whose squad is now 2-0 in the War Eagle Conference...
Lady Rockets fall to Falcons 78-34 (12/17/09)
The Remsen-Union girls basketball team is making improvements, according to first year head coach Robin Niles. The results haven't shown up in their record yet, as the Lady Rockets dropped a 78-34 decision at West Sioux on Tuesday, but Niles remains positive...
Westerners fall 63-47 at Sergeant Bluff (12/17/09)
The obstacles just continue to pile up for the Akron-Westfield boys basketball team. A night after losing their best player in regulation and a game in overtime, the Westerners dropped a 63-47 decision at Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Tuesday. "Our team came out flat tonight," coach Craig Doty said. ...
Charles Anstine (12/17/09)
Charles "Chuck" Anstine, 73, of Yankton, S.D., and a Kingsley native, died peacefully at his home with his family beside him on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009. Private graveside services will be held in Yankton Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, with a video tribute, at Opsahl-Kostel Memorial Chapel in Yankton...
Mildred Honkomp (12/17/09)
Mildred Honkomp, 95, of Sioux City and formerly of Granville, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. Mildred was born March 29, 1914, at rural Granville, the daughter of Bernard and Elizabeth (Bohnenkamp) Bueltel. Mildred was raised in the Granville area and received her education at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Granville. She then did domestic work in the Granville area...
Florence C. 'Flossie' McInnis (12/17/09)
Florence C. "Flossie" McInnis, 86, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Florence Catherine VanderWal was born April 23, 1923, in Elkton, S.D., the daughter of Nickolas and Mary Margaret (Mae) (Bentz) VanderWal. Florence attended numerous schools in the community and graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic School in Le Mars...
John C. Mertes (12/17/09)
John "Clem" Mertes, 93, of Merrill, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill with the Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery...
Lowell Philips (12/17/09)
Lowell Philips, 89, of Merrill, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Merrill United Methodist Church in Merrill. The Rev. Ted Stowers will officiate. Burial, with military rites conducted by the Olson-Halweg American Legion Post 125 will be at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. ...
A plate of Christmas cheer (12/17/09)
Can you hear that? That's the sound of Christmas sneaking up on you. Christmas Eve is a week away from tonight. In just seven days, some of us will be opening presents. Does that frighten you, or are you all done and ready to go? So, what's the tradition at your home? Christmas Eve or Christmas morning? Growing up, my family were Christmas Eve people. ...
A sound investment (12/17/09)
As government entities and private businesses get down to the nuts and bolts of their budgets for next year, income and expense trends are being examined and crystal balls consulted as to how next year will unfold. This is a natural exercise in the financial planning cycle: if expenses are going up or down, you question the cause of the increase or decrease and make your best guess if the trend will continue in the coming 12 months...
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