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Stories from Tuesday, February 9, 2010

After decade of work, Worden's dream takes wing (02/09/10)
For the past 10 years, Bob Worden has been building airplane in his garage. And now, it's finished. A 20-foot long two-seat Europa with a three-blade propeller, the craft can fly at speeds of 200 mph. The Le Mars man can't wait to take it up for its maiden flight this spring...
LCS proposed cuts include Kissinger, teaching positions (02/09/10)
The Le Mars Community Schools administration is recommending more than $1 million in cuts for 2010-11 including closing the Kissinger Elementary center in Merrill and cutting one dozen teaching positions. The recommendations: Those changes, along with changes in administration staffing, high school staffing, and projected turnover savings add up to a potential $1,040,595 cut for LCS' 2010-11 budget...
Vander Plaats ready to put government on chopping block (02/09/10)
Gubernatorial hopeful Vander Plaats thinks he has some answers for Iowa's troubled economy -- and the top one is shrinking the government. Vander Plaats spoke Monday to about a dozen people at the Le Mars Pizza Ranch during a tour hitting all 99 of Iowa's counties...
Local speech groups take I rating at state (02/09/10)
Sixteen local speech groups earned a I rating at the State Large Group Speech Contest Saturday. Le Mars Community High School had 14 of its 19 entries in the contest earn a I and two of Gehlen Catholic School's four groups earned a I rating. In addition, two LCS entries and one Gehlen Catholic entry were also nominated for Large Group All-State Speech Festival Feb. 20 in Ames...
LADS Valentine's Dance features live quilt auction, silent auction (02/09/10)
A king-size quilt, an afghan and a tie-blanket will be auctioned off as part of the Le Mars Area Dialysis Services Valentine fundraiser Saturday night at the Le Mars Convention Center. The three items were donated to LADS for the fundraiser. All three items can be seen in the window of Linda Mayrose Real Estate in downtown Le Mars...
Free throws lift Gehlen past Unity (02/09/10)
The Gehlen Catholic girls accomplished quite a few things with Monday's 66-60 win over Unity Christian. From boasting a 27-for-34 free throw percentage to capturing a War Eagle Conference win to swinging positive momentum into the postseason, the Lady Jays went out in style in their final home game of the regular season...
Lady Rockets drop WEC contest at SOS Friday (02/09/10)
The Remsen-Union girls dropped a War Eagle Conference contest at South O'Brien by a 41-27 decision Friday. After trailing just 9-8 at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Rockets fell behind 21-14 by halftime. The host Wolverines used a 16-7 burst in the final frame to take the conference victory...
Bulldogs bounce Braves again, 58-57 (02/09/10)
The way the winter weather has tweaked the Lakes Conference basketball schedule has caused Le Mars boys basketball coach Dave Irwin to liken it to that of the NBA. And so the No. 10 Bulldogs found themselves playing at Cherokee just three days after hosting the Braves in the first round of their two-game season series...
Lady Bulldogs wrap up Lakes action with win at Cherokee (02/09/10)
The Lady Bulldogs completed the season sweep of Cherokee with a 34-30 Lakes Conference win on the road Monday night. The win was the second straight for Le Mars, which knocked off Cherokee 55-42 on Friday night at Carey Gym in Le Mars. "It was just a good team defensive game," said Le Mars coach Barry Borchers, whose team has won three of its last four contests...
Big Girls Don't Cry (02/09/10)
Why Coupon's Fine Print May Be Your Friend (02/09/10)
Last week we discussed how to handle confused cashiers who may try to incorrectly limit our coupon usage in one way or another. The key to eliminating most cashier confusion is to familiarize yourself with the store's coupon policy, which states all of the...
Patricia Bernard Welch (02/09/10)
Patricia Bernard Welch, 79, of Akron, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 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...
Common sense or campaign copy? (02/09/10)
The shortened Iowa legislative session is beginning to heat up in Des Moines. The government reorganization buzz, intended to save some money, has turned into a political football. The governor hired an out of state consulting firm to look at state spending and find places where money could be saved. The firm came up with an estimated $341 million in savings, about a third of the $1 billion shortfall that is needed to balance the budget...
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