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Stories from Tuesday, January 26, 2010

From biomedical engineering to watercolors: Artist's journey winds its way to Le Mars (01/26/10)
A teacher told Jean Weiner she was born to paint. This affirmation came not during the Le Mars woman's high school career or even her college or graduate studies. It came after Weiner was in her early forties, had worked successfully in biomedical engineering, had two children and had battled a rare form of cancer...
LCS board cuts back early retirement policy (01/26/10)
A revision in the Le Mars Community School District's early retirement policy will be financially beneficial to the district while trimming some benefits to staff as well. It will continue to offer retiring certified staff with a contribution to the individual's medical insurance coverage...
Jetting off to Cancun? County passport numbers up (01/26/10)
Plymouth County residents have decided it's time for a vacation according to passport numbers at the Plymouth County Recorders office. From the Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2009, residents applied for 173 passport books, which is up from the 80 passport applied for between July 1 to Sept. 30...
LCS sends 19 groups to State Speech contest (01/26/10)
Nineteen of 27 Large Group Speech entries from Le Mars Community High School advanced on to state competition in Saturday's Large Group Speech District Competition at East High School in Sioux City. "We had a very good day Saturday," said coach Erin Ohrlund...
MidAmerican Energy calls for safety, continues storm restoration (01/26/10)
MidAmerican Energy reminds customers to take additional safety precautions as work continues to restore service to thousands of customers impacted by this week's ice storm. Today (Tuesday) MidAmerican Energy reported only one outage in Plymouth County...
Lady Westerners top Eagles in WEC action (01/26/10)
Panthers defeat Spartans 49-43 to register second 'W' of season (01/26/10)
The Kingsley-Pierson boys basketball team matched its win total from a season ago as the Panthers held off Spalding Catholic on Saturday by a 49-43 margin. "We persevered and there's something to be said for that," K-P coach Adam Rapp said. "We've had so many games this year where we've been up going into the fourth quarter and always fallen short. ...
Spalding dishes K-P girls fourth loss of week Saturday (01/26/10)
The Kingsley-Pierson girls basketball team was marred by what head coach Nicole Goodwin called one of its "slowest starts all year" in a 76-32 non-league loss at Spalding Catholic Saturday evening. "We couldn't buy a bucket," said Goodwin, whose squad trailed 19-3 after eight minutes of play. "We took good shots, we took a lot of shots, but it was very frustrating on our end because of all of the shots we missed."...
Rockets roll at le Mars Invite (01/26/10)
Rockets finish week 3-0 with win at Spalding (01/26/10)
The Remsen-Union boys basketball team got double-figure scoring efforts from three different players in a 65-33 win over Spalding Catholic on Friday in War Eagle Conference basketball action. Kraig Alesch led the way with 18 points while Alex Hansen scored 13 grabbed 11 rebounds and had six steals. Josh Bohnenkamp added 10 points for the Rockets...
Arlene Swift (01/26/10)
Arlene Swift, 91, of Akron, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Gerald 'Jerry' Davis (01/26/10)
Gerald "Jerry" Davis, 81, of Akron, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Embassy Rehab and Care Center in Sergeant Bluff. Memorial Services will be 1 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Pastor Michelle Williamson of Whitfield United Methodist Church in Sioux City, will officiate. ...
Blizzard bucks from China? (01/26/10)
Plymouth County Supervisors last week took the first step toward securing state and federal funds to pay for the Christmas Blizzard of 2009. A week ago, the supervisors passed a disaster declaration, declaring that the storm that lasted from Dec. 22 - 27 was a disaster. The total cost, which is still being tallied is estimated at $300,000 and rising...
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