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Stories from Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fun in the sun: higher temps encourage sledding (01/12/10)
After last week's arctic temperatures, this week's projected 30-degree weather provides an opportunity to enjoy some fun activities the outdoors. Sledding could be one option. The speedy, bumpy, sometimes scary slide downhill is an outdoor winter activity that all ages have...
Akron senior living apartments to close (01/12/10)
An eight-plex of senior living apartments in Akron is closing. The Senior Village North Apartments, under the umbrella of the Akron Care Center, will be closed by the end of February due to a lack of interest and the money it would take to upgrade it for assisted living...
Spring construction set for Gehlen Wellness Center (01/12/10)
What started as a free-standing structure to house a wellness center at Gehlen Catholic Schools will now be an addition to the school's back gym. Construction on the addition is expected to start in the spring, according to Tony Gunter, the school's high school athletic director, teacher and coach...
Seven more teacher resignations OK'd at LCS (01/12/10)
The Le Mars Community Schools Board of Education approved seven teacher resignations at its Monday meeting. This brings the total number of resignations to 15 at the end of the 2009-10 school year. Three resignations were listed on the board's agenda Monday, and four more were added at the meeting...
Fire damages Le Mars home (01/12/10)
No one was injured in a house fire in western Le Mars Monday morning but fire and smoke caused extensive damage to parts of the home. The Le Mars Fire Department responded to the fire at 105 Broadview Dr. in the Parkview Terrace subdivision near Highway 3 west after a passerby noticed smoke coming from the house...
Online Photos (01/12/10)
Jays hold on to defeat Panthers (01/12/10)
Thus far in his high school career, David Tillman has been better known for his cross country exploits than his basketball prowess. But with the Gehlen Jays trailing winless Kingsley-Pierson by five in their non-league contest on Monday, the 5-foot-7 senior came off the bench to hit a pair of key second quarter 3-pointers to give Gehlen a lead it would not relinquish in a 61-53 win over the Panthers...
Lady Jays rebound with 52-29 win over K-P (01/12/10)
The Lady Jays desperately needed Monday's 52-29 win over Kingsley-Pierson. The much-needed win came on the heels of half a week of snow days which were preceded by a heartbreaking 35-34 loss to Akron-Westfield on the Lady Jays' home court. "We needed to get back out on the floor because that was a bad, bad loss," Gehlen Catholic head coach Marty Kurth said of last Tuesday's loss to A-W. "We just kind of handed that one away - we had many opportunities to win that one and didn't."...
Hawks fall to Warriors in WEC play (01/12/10)
Like most of those affiliated with the Remsen St. Mary's boys basketball team, co-head coaches Scott Ruden and Joe Schroeder could only grasp for answers in the bowels of the Tyson Events Center on Monday. "We were not ready to play," said Ruden, whose Hawks fell 85-42 to Sergeant Bluff-Luton. "I don't know if it was the atmosphere, the different time of the day or not having school today and not having a regular routine. None of that is an excuse. We just weren't ready to play."...
Simons claims 189-pound title at Saturday's K-P Invite (01/12/10)
Kingsley-Pierson finished sixth at the seven-team K-P Invite on Saturday in Kingsley. Cole Simons won both of his matches at 189 pounds to lead K-P to its lone champion on the day. Simons pinned Lawton-Bronson's Nicholas Niehus in 35 seconds and pinned Sam Van Ginkle in 12 seconds to wrap up a perfect day...
Jays dispatch Westerners 45-31 (01/12/10)
With about five minutes remaining in Tuesday's game between Akron-Westfield and Gehlen Catholic, Dean Christoffel received a pass from a Westerners player. Trouble is, he is the father of reserve Jays guard Mitch Christoffel and was seated in the second row of the bleachers of Gehlen's gym...
Where do you get your national and world news from? (01/12/10)
Do you listen to radio talk shows, read national papers, network news?
Carson L. Petersen (01/12/10)
Carson L. Petersen, 97, formerly of Pierson, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 12, 2010, at the Correctionville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Correctionville. Funeral arrangements are pending at Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Thoughts, stories and condolences may be directed to the family on the www.mauerjohnsonfh.com website...
Newspapers remain leading source of local news (01/12/10)
A Utah newspaper, the Milford News, was once published with the motto, "The only newspaper in the world that gives a damn about Milford, Utah." We don't know if the paper is still in operation, but the 1,400 residents of Milford probably have a wide variety of news available in electronic form via the Internet, satellite, radio or television...
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