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Stories from Monday, February 8, 2010

Snow days adding up for Le Mars Community and Gehlen Schools (02/08/10)
Ten Le Mars scouts honored with Pope Pius XII emblem (02/08/10)
Ten local boys will be receiving the highest emblem in Catholic boy scouting. Michael Brandenburg, Tim Burwitz, Mitchel Christoffel, Preston Freking, Matt Klein, Kyle Mangerson, Zack Nemmers, Jonathan Puhl, Ryan Sitzmann and Andrew Theisen were honored Sunday at a Mass in Le Mars for earning the Pope Pius XII Emblem...
Officials seek residents with yardsticks and rain gauges (02/08/10)
Needed: volunteers to measure snowfall, rainfall and other precipitation daily. In Plymouth County there are two National Weather Service Cooperative Observer stations, in Le Mars and Akron, where volunteers measure precipitation and temperatures daily...
Steve King says time to stop spending (02/08/10)
U.S. Rep. Steve King thinks the biggest problem in government right now is overspending. He also doesn't believe President Barack Obama's $787 billion stimulus plan is working as it was set out to do. Neither does he favor a government-run national health care program...
Daily Sentinel places high among Iowa papers (02/08/10)
The Le Mars Daily Sentinel ranked high among Iowa's newspapers, earning an armload of honors in the Iowa Newspaper Association's 2010 Better Newspaper Contests. At an awards banquet Friday, the Daily Sentinel picked up 10 first place awards, tallying enough points to rank third in its class and sixth place among more than 100 Iowa newspapers in the contest...
City council to discuss golf course liquor license (02/08/10)
The Le Mars City Council will hold a special meeting at noon Tuesday to consider a liquor license and outdoor service area for a golf course. Mike Fiddelke of Willow Creek Golf Course filed an application for a new 12-month Class C liquor license and outdoor service area for the golf course bar and grille...
Nine local wrestlers advance to districts (02/08/10)
At the conclusion of Akron-Westfield Tyler Schneider's 140-pound semifinal victory over Woodbury Central's Zach Klingensmitih, there was a special announcement over the P.A. system at Saturday's West Lyon sectional meet. The victory was No. 100 of Schneider's career and the senior received an ovation from the crowd...
'Dogs top Braves in Lakes action (02/08/10)
On the night that the No. 10 Le Mars boys basketball team honored its seniors, it was a sophomore who stood above the rest. Austin Homan came off the bench to score 10 points and grab 16 rebounds as the Bulldogs defeated visiting Cherokee 59-40 in Lakes Conference play on Friday at Carey Gym...
A-W's Utesch brings home sectional title for second straight year (02/08/10)
Like many high school wrestlers, Akron-Westfield's Chet Utesch also plays football. But despite all that time spent in the weight room, the second-ranked Westerners sophomore has managed to keep his wrestling weight at 119 pounds during the wrestling season...
RSM clinches first winning season since 2006-07 (02/08/10)
Tanner Kockler and his fellow seniors on the Remsen St. Mary's basketball team have suffered through some lean years. There was last year's 4-19 debacle that included a winless 0-9 mark in War Eagle Conference play. RSM mustered just six wins and one conference victory during their sophomore season and finished 11-11 during their freshman year...
Sixth-ranked Blackhawks topple over Hawks 77-29 in WEC play (02/08/10)
It's safe to say the No. 6 Hinton girls basketball team was out for blood Friday night after suffering its first regular-season loss in two years on Tuesday. The Blackhawks went to Remsen with a vengeance and emerged with a 77-29 triumph over Remsen St. Mary's in convincing fashion...
K-P tops West Monona (02/08/10)
The Kingsley-Pierson boys basketball team wrapped up Western Valley Conference tournament play with a 64-40 win over West Monona on Saturday in Kingsley. "The boys played real well," K-P coach Adam Rapp said. "All in all it was a real good ball game. All the boys played well and everybody contributed as they always have."...
Lady 'Dogs defeat Braves 55-42 in Lakes Conference play Friday (02/08/10)
The Le Mars girls basketball team collected a 55-42 Lakes Conference win over Cherokee on Friday night at Carey Gym to register its second win in the past three games. "I thought we controlled the game defensively," Le Mars coach Barry Borchers said. "We pressed them and forced them into quite a few turnovers, which was good."...
A-W splits weekend pair (02/08/10)
Karly Groon scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Akron-Westfield to a 64-38 non-conference win over Alcester-Hudson on Saturday. Jordan Harris added 16 points, five assists and three steals to the effort while Tasha Johnson scored six points, grabbed five rebounds, five steals and dished out seven assists...
Frankl boosts A-W in win over A-H (02/08/10)
Akron-Westfield basketball coach Craig Doty felt like the effort had been lacking from his senior guard Alex Frankl in recent games. Frankl responded with what Doty described as "the best individual performance of the season" as he scored 21 points, grabbed 14 rebounds - nine on the offensive end - and had eight steals as the Westerners defeated Alcester-Hudson 67-45 in non-conference action on Saturday in Akron...
Bouma's shot lifts Jays past Eagles 44-43 (02/08/10)
Trevor Bouma banked in a buzzer shot for the Jays as Gehlen Catholic squeaked past Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 44-43 on Friday night in Marcus. The Eagles took the 43-42 lead with a pair of Will Hansen free throws with eight seconds remaining in the War Eagle Conference matchup before Bouma drilled the game-winner...
Lady Jays tally WEC win at MMC Friday (02/08/10)
Gehlen Catholic used a strong start and a 12-0 second-half run to defeat Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 53-38 in War Eagle Conference action Friday night in Marcus. "We got off to a pretty good start," Gehlen coach Marty Kurth said. "We pressed early and jumped out to a nice lead."...
McNaughton claims 171-pound title (02/08/10)
Kingsley-Pierson's Ross McNaughton didn't bring a fabulous record (18-10) into Saturday's sectional tournament at Okoboji High School in Milford, but what he brought home was far more impressive: a sectional title and a chance to win a trip to Des Moines later this month...
Lea L. Woll (02/08/10)
Lea L. Woll, 68, a native of Le Mars, recently of Detroit, Mich., and longtime Chicago resident, died Thursday Feb. 4, 2010, at the LifeCare Center of Elkhorn in Elkhorn, Neb., following a lengthy illness. Lea Louise Woll was born Aug. 13, 1941, in Le Mars, the daughter of Leonard and Dolores (Hoffmann) Woll. ...
Steven J. Singer (02/08/10)
Steven J. Singer, 57, of Dakota City, Neb., died Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at Matney's Colonial Manor in South Sioux City, Neb., following a lengthy battle with Huntington's Chorea. Steven was born Oct. 3, 1952, in Le Mars the son of Elmer and Evelyn (Schiltz) Singer. ...
Who will lead on finances? (02/08/10)
It's a problem most of us can understand -- not enough income, too many expenses, no self control and the availability of easy credit. The difference is, the money's not going for a new car or a flat-screen television, it's going to stimulate the economy, conduct two foreign wars, support huge entitlement programs and, oh yes, make the minimum payments on all that outstanding debt...
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