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Stories from Thursday, February 4, 2010

Calling all newbies: Group welcomes people to Le Mars (02/04/10)
Newcomers to Le Mars -- you're not alone. Locals and other newcomers are waiting to meet you and welcome you to the community. Misty Szczech, a Le Mars transplant herself, started hosting meetings for newcomers in August 2008. Since then her ideas have grown and caught fire with others...
R-U fourth graders go back in time to the Middle Ages (02/04/10)
Sometimes to understand why we do the things we do today, we have to learn about the past. That's exactly what the fourth grade Talented and Gifted (TAG) students at Remsen-Union Community School have been doing. TAG instructor Vickie Hemmingson feels it is important to immerse students in a subject as much as possible in hands-on activities...
Number needing heating assistance expected to grow (02/04/10)
The number of people seeking help with their heating bills is lower than last year -- but there's still about two months left to catch up. Sue Reed, Mid-Sioux Opportunity outreach coordinator for Plymouth County, said she has taken about 607 applications as of January for the 2009-10 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)...
'Feed the Need' grocery project continues (02/04/10)
A successful food collection project started at the Christmas holiday season will continue on an as-needed basis. "Feed the Need for Christian Needs" was started by the United Church Women (UCW) organization at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in cooperation with Fareway and Hy-Vee grocery stores in Le Mars...
City officials ask for resident support during upcoming census (02/04/10)
Le Mars Mayor Dick Kirchoff has called on local residents for their cooperation in compiling accurate figures for the community as they receive their 2010 census letters. "Accurate figures are important to the city in that they can impact on future grants and funding," Kirchoff said...
Council gives first reading approval to code changes (02/04/10)
Le Mars City Council members Tuesday, following a public hearing, gave first reading approval to an ordinance amending the city's Fire Prevention Code from the International Fire Code 2006 edition to the 2009 edition. Members also gave first reading approval after a public hearing to the city's sign code ordinance to update terminology and incorporate the ICC Zoning Code, 2009 edition, into the present ordinance...
Hawks fall to SB-L in War Eagle action (02/04/10)
A slow start and a low scoring effort combined to hurt Remsen St. Mary's in a 71-33 loss to Sergeant Bluff-Luton in War Eagle Conference action Tuesday evening in Remsen. The visiting Warriors limited the Hawks to just three first-quarter points before opening up a 29-12 halftime advantage...
County Roundup - Boys basketball (02/04/10)
The Kingsley-Pierson boys basketball team beat Whiting for the second time in less than a week as they claimed a 74-20 victory in the second round of the Western Valley Conference tournament on Tuesday. "Everybody contributed tonight," K-P coach Adam Rapp said. "We played really well and bounced back from (a Monday loss)."...
Gehlen's Heissel verbally commits to Iowa at weekend visit (02/04/10)
Gehlen senior Cole Heissel always dreamed of being an Iowa Hawkeye. Now the 6-foot-6 Jays lineman will get that chance. Heissel took an official visit to the University of Iowa this past weekend and verbally committed to join the Hawkeyes football team this fall as an invited walk-on. Heissel's father, Pat, said that as a walk-on, Heissel will not sign an official NCAA Letter of Intent as many players did nation-wide on Wednesday...
Plymouth County College athlete update (02/04/10)
Throughout the school year, the Daily Sentinel will provide updates on former Plymouth County athletes who are competing at the next level. Men's basketball Briar Cliff University: Eric Rohe, a Gehlen alum, scored four points in the Chargers' 77-58 loss to Dakota Wesleyan on January 27. He also scored four points in an 83-74 loss to Nebraska Wesleyan on January 30...
Panthers drop pair of duals to No. 4 HMS and MMC on Monday (02/04/10)
The Kingsley-Pierson wrestling team dropped a pair of duals on Monday night. The Panthers lost a 45-24 decision to Class 1A No. 4 Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn as John McNaughton (135), Todd Bottorff (160), Ross McNaughton (171) and Cole Simons (189) all won forfeit decisions...
Tuesday hoops (02/04/10)
A-W wraps up season with 1-2 mark (02/04/10)
Chet Utesch, Akron-Westfield's third-ranked 119-pounder, suffered his first loss of the season during the Woodbury Central Duals last weekend. Utesch, who was wrestling up at 130 pounds, lost by technical fall to Sioux City North's Chad Ryan, Class 3A's No. 3 130-pounder...
Ronald R. Williams (02/04/10)
Ronald Ray Williams, 64, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time, with the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Exploring space is like having children (02/04/10)
"Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolution, the first waves of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power, and this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. ...
Communicating with kids about the economy (02/04/10)
Not surprisingly, parents may be reluctant to discuss difficult economic times with their children. Viewed as the province of adult anxiety, the burdens imposed by tumbling stock prices, falling home values, exorbitant gasoline and fuel prices, and rising unemployment are a powerful force, with 8 out of every 10 Americans blaming the U.S. economic crisis for much of the stress in their lives, according to a recent poll by the American Psychological Association...
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