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Stories from Monday, February 1, 2010

Mike Donlin named 2009 Citizen of the Year (02/01/10)
Mike Donlin of Le Mars was honored as the 2009 Citizen of the Year at the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Saturday at the Le Mars Convention Center. "Some people seem to have natural leadership abilities. This year's recipient demonstrates such abilities both in the workplace and throughout the community," said Graham Forbes, 2009 Chamber president as he began to describe Donlin...
Are we sending bald eagles back to endangered list? (02/01/10)
Bald eagles are being attacked by an emerging predator. It's in the food they eat. Eagle protection agencies have been seeing eagles that are oddly sick, explained Plymouth County Naturalist Victoria De Vos. "They started testing the blood and they are finding out that they had very high levels of lead -- a neurotoxin," De Vos said. "It was basically paralyzing them in different ways."...
Got a hobby? 75 students present favorite activities (02/01/10)
What do Legos, hamsters and cake decorating all have in common? They are three of the many hobbies presented by 75 fourth graders at Kluckhohn Elementary School during their annual hobby fair. The hobby fair, now in its 13th year, is organized by Kelley Johnson, one of the fourth grade teachers who brought the idea to Kluckhohn. She has actually been doing the fair 17 years...
RAGBRAI to start in Sioux City (02/01/10)
It was close but no banana seat bike for Le Mars for the northwest Iowa overnight stop of RAGBRAI. Announced Saturday, the route of this year's Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa will kick off from Sioux City and run 442 miles with overnights in Storm Lake, Algona, Clear Lake, Charles City, Waterloo, Manchester and the final overnight in Dubuque...
Hey advertisers it's almost Valentine's Day (02/01/10)
Alesch leads R-U past MMC 56-46 (02/01/10)
The Remsen-Union boys basketball team ran its record to 12-5 overall and 6-2 in War Eagle Conference play as the Rockets defeated Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 56-46 on Friday in Marcus. Kraig Alesch scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead R-U as the Rockets bounced back from a 53-44 non-conference home loss to former Western Valley Conference rival Lawton-Bronson on Thursday...
Buzzer trey lifts Gehlen past SOS (02/01/10)
As the quarterback of Gehlen's football team, Taylor Wurth has had his share of game-changing plays on the gridiron. But on Friday, Wurth displayed another side of his athleticism as he recorded a steal and drained a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining as the Jays held off visiting South O'Brien 51-48 in War Eagle Conference basketball action...
'Dogs split weekend pair with Orabs, Wolfpack (02/01/10)
After a disheartening offensive effort in a 53-37 Lakes Conference loss to Western Christian Friday, the Le Mars boys bounced back with an impressive offensive attack in a 78-67 win over Sheldon on Saturday in Le Mars. "I'm pleased with how we came back after not playing one of our better games on Friday against Western," Le Mars coach Dave Irwin said. "Turning around and playing well, I liked our approach (Saturday). We got after them early and executed things pretty well."...
Lady 'Dogs end skid with win over Orabs (02/01/10)
The Le Mars girls basketball team released a collective sigh of relief on Saturday evening as the team's nine-game skid came to an end with a 48-30 win over Sheldon. Le Mars coach Barry Borchers said the win gives the girls confidence heading into the final games of the regular season...
Schimek brings home 130 pound Lakes title (02/01/10)
The Le Mars wrestling team crowned one champion and had three runner-up finishes as it finished fifth at the eight-team Lakes Conference tournament on Friday in Spencer. "That's the best we've wrestled since Christmas," said Le Mars coach Tom Smalley, who has seen his team ravaged by illness and injury in the past several weeks...
Timmins girls boost Lady Jays in WEC win (02/01/10)
Gehlen Catholic used tough defensive pressure to take control of Friday's War Eagle Conference win over South O'Brien. "We had a lot of turnovers early, but then we got into the groove," said Gehlen coach Marty Kurth, whose squad collected a 50-30 win. "Our press really bothered them, allowing us to put some quick points on the board."...
Hinton mat men top Wolfpack (02/01/10)
The Hinton wrestling team went 1-3 last week in dual meet action, including a 48-36 win over Western Christian on Thursday. Kole Vondrak pinned Western's Tyler Vander Zwagg in 5:00 at 152 pounds while Tanner Knop pinned Sam Van Ginkle in 1:25 at 189. Quinton Robinson (103), Matthew Veach (119), Isaac Wodtke (130), Devin DeRocher (135), Colin Poss (140) and Craig Stanley (171) earned forfeit wins...
St. Mary's tops A-W 65-59 in OT (02/01/10)
It would probably be safe to say the Remsen St. Mary's and Akron-Westfield boys basketball teams are dead even. The teams have squared off twice this season with both games going into overtime. On Friday, it was RSM's turn to win on the road as the Hawks claimed a 65-59 win in Akron...
The Case of the Confused Cashier (02/01/10)
Has this ever happened to you? You finish filling your cart with the week's groceries, head to the checkout lane and place your items on the conveyor belt. The cashier announces the total and you hand over a nice stack of coupons. Then, the cashier pauses. You hear the...
What is your favorite munchy for the BIG GAME? (02/01/10)
Warren A. Bock (02/01/10)
Warren A. Bock, 86, of Le Mars, died today (Monday), Feb. 1, 2010, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Ready or not, time to be counted (02/01/10)
It's only a couple of months until census forms will be mailed out to everyone in the United States and Puerto Rico, asking 10 simple questions, regarding how many people lived in the home, what type of structure the home is and the age, gender and ethnicity of house hold members...
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