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Stories from Monday, December 28, 2009

Hospital Christmas dinner a success despite wintery weather (12/28/09)
Despite heavy snowfall, snow covered streets, and blowing and drifting, a healthy crowd still attended Floyd Valley Hospital's Christmas meal last Friday. Kathy Massey, dietary manager at the hospital, estimated about 90 people including hospital staff, were served...
City holds off on 48-hour snow clearing (12/28/09)
Due to the amount of snow Le Mars has received over the Christmas holiday, the City of Le Mars is relaxing the 48-hour requirement for cleaning sidewalks. The City still wants sidewalks cleared as soon as possible, but is asking that people use common sense and help a neighbor if they need it...
Odd/even parking in effect full-time (12/28/09)
The odd/even parking requirements in Le Mars will be in effect for the rest of the winter, according to Police Chief Stu Dekkenga. "Because of the heavy snow, streets are narrowed, and when people park across from each other we can't get snowplows and in some cases fire trucks through," Dekkenga said Monday...
White Christmas: Le Mars gets wrapped under 13-17 inches of snow (12/28/09)
Pounded with more than a foot of snow and whipping winds, Le Mars hunkered down for a very merry blizzard this Christmas. "The snow just kept coming and coming," said Fire Chief Wayne Schipper, who also serves as the city's chief of emergency operations. "But everything went smooth here."...
The Mighty Nish guarantees to keep dancers on their feet (12/28/09)
Thursday, Le Mars will bring in the new year to the sound of rock 'n roll with guitars, drums and an accordion. That's right, an accordion. Hailing from Harlan, Iowa, the Mighty Nish Band will be playing its show from 9 p.m., New Year's Eve, to 1 a.m., New Year's Day for the Le Mars Chamber of Commerce New Year's day celebration...
Swearing in ceremony set for city (12/28/09)
The swearing in for Le Mars Mayor-Elect Dick Kirchoff; Le Mars City Council Members Rex Knapp, John Leonard and Ken Nelson; and Floyd Valley Hospital Trustees Elect Craig Bauerly and William E. Young will be Thursday, Dec. 31. The swearing in ceremony will be 11:45 a.m. in the Le Mars City Council Chambers...
Couponing's Best-Kept Secrets: Don't Believe Everything You See (12/28/09)
Leonard "Chuck" Chabela (12/28/09)
Leonard C. "Chuck" Chabela, 66, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Matt Hewitt will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars at a later date. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. James and will continue until mass...
Jake E. Dixson. Sr. (12/28/09)
Jake E. Dixson, Sr., 88, of Marcus, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Robert Blair officiating. Burial with military honors was at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. ...
Verna C. Groepper (12/28/09)
Verna C. Groepper, 83, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at her residence in rural Kingsley. Verna was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Hinton, the daughter of Henry and Clara (Larson) Vehe. On Dec. 31, 1946, she married Loren Groepper at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen. Loren and Verna have made their home in rural Kingsley since the spring of 1970...
Nancy L. Johnson (12/28/09)
Nancy L. Johnson, 68, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Nancy Lee Earnest was born Aug. 9, 1941, in Akron, the daughter of John "Jay" and Theodora "Teddy" (Root) Earnest. She attended Catholic grade school in Akron and graduated from Akron High School in 1959. Nancy continued her education at the University of Iowa and Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb...
Phyllis M. Koopman (12/28/09)
Phyllis Koopman, 86, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at the V.A. Hospital in Omaha, Neb. A memorial mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 2, 2010, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. ...
Paul Lang (12/28/09)
Paul Lang, 89, of Remsen, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Paul was born Dec. 20, 1920, at rural Remsen, the son of Frank and Elizabeth (Cosgrove) Lang. Paul was raised and educated in the Remsen area. He received his primary eight years of education in the rural school system. ...
Donalee O'Brien (12/28/09)
Donalee Cecelia O'Brien, 79, of Waterloo, and formerly of Le Mars and Hartley, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Friendship Village Lakeview Landing in Waterloo. Donalee Cecelia LeClair was born April 21, 1930, at Hartley, the daughter of Lawrence and Ricka (Henning) LeClair. Donalee attended and graduated from Moneta High School...
Arlene VanVoorst (12/28/09)
Arlene VanVoorst, 81, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The Rev. Joshua Hansen will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, rural Le Mars. ...
Rexwinkel is right (12/28/09)
As we prepare to say goodbye to 2009 (some would say good riddance) and prepare for 2010, it appears that there is great uncertainty about the global, national, state and local economies. The recovery is fragile and stops and starts more than a bus during rush hour...
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