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Stories from Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fourteen and on the job: Le Mars schools implement career planning at eighth grade level (02/10/10)
I have a plan, a career plan. That's the goal for each eighth grader in Le Mars due to the State of Iowa mandate that all schools must have a career plan in place. To fulfill this mandate, the state requires Le Mars Community Middle School (LCMS) to implement a web-based program called IHaveaPlanIowa.gov to aid eighth grade students in their career planning for high school and beyond...
E-911 supplements IT coordinator's salary for 2011 (02/10/10)
Plymouth County E-911 Board members approved putting $5,000 toward the salary for Shawn Olson, county 911/information technology (IT)/GIS coordinator. The Plymouth County Supervisors took them up on that offer Tuesday for the 2011 fiscal year. Olson's new wage was OK'd in the supervisors' with their preliminary approval of the 2010-11 proposed $21,891,804 budget...
Local bright stars catch Food Network's eye (02/10/10)
It was lights, camera, action at the Le Mars Dairy Queen Tuesday. The Food Network was in town tracing the story of StarKiss Bars, a frozen treat at Dairy Queen. "The Food Network approached us and said they wanted to come to Le Mars to shoot a show on how StarKiss Bars are made," said Dean A. Peters, director of communications for the American Dairy Queen Corporation...
LCS board approves 2010-11 school calendar (02/10/10)
The 2010-2011 school year at Le Mars Community Schools will start Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 and end May 25, 2011, for students. The calendar approved by the LCS Board of Education was one of three proposals presented at its Monday meeting. The approved calendar sets 90 days in each semester, with the first semester ending Jan. 13, 2011...
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Knights drop Hawks 55-42 in WEC play (02/10/10)
Remsen St. Mary's wrapped up War Eagle Conference play with a 55-42 loss to Unity Christian on Tuesday evening. Emma Krier and Mercedees Ricke each scored 13 points to lead the Hawks, who finish 5-6 in league play. Emily Klein and Brielle Biezuns each scored six points...
Hinton captures second straight WEC title (02/10/10)
The Hinton Blackhawks, which are ranked sixth in Class 2A, accomplished one of their preseason goals with Tuesday's 52-42 win over West Sioux: repeating as War Eagle Conference champions. "We won the conference outright tonight," said Hinton coach Joel Small, whose team has not lost a War Eagle Conference game since the 2007-08 season. "That's a big plus. This was a goal we set out at the beginning of the season to get back-to-back conference championships."...
Rockets close regular season with three-game slide (02/10/10)
A career-high 31 points from junior Jacob Fiedler was not enough as the Remsen-Union boys basketball team wrapped up its regular season with a 72-64 loss to Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Tuesday in Remsen. "We knew we'd be able to compete and I told our guys at the end of the game that I couldn't be prouder of how hard they played," R-U coach Steve Neuberger said. "They got after it for four quarters."...
Bulldog bowlers top dual with MMC/R-U (02/10/10)
The Le Mars bowling teams rolled their way to dual wins over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen-Union on Monday afternoon at Sweet 16 Lanes. Nicole Seible registered a 374 series that included the dual's high game of 216 to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a team total 2,370...
Ruba leads Lady Rockets in finale pair of regular season (02/10/10)
The Remsen-Union girls basketball team concluded its regular season with an 83-30 loss to visiting Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Tuesday. Jen Ruba scored half of the Lady Rockets' points as she poured in 15 points to go along with seven rebounds and one block...
John J. Nipp (02/10/10)
John J. Nipp, 76, of Bellflower, Calif., and formerly of the Le Mars area, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at the Lakewood Regional Medical Center in Lakewood, Calif. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting John's family with funeral arrangements...
Lyle R. Stinton (02/10/10)
Lyle R. Stinton, 69, of Le Mars, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at his home following a lengthy illness. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Lyle's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Patricia Bernard Welch (02/10/10)
Patricia Bernard Welch, 79, of Akron, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. Monsignor Richard Zenk will celebrate. Interment will follow in St. ...
Lori and Daniel Sheehan (02/10/10)
Lori Schnepf and Daniel Sheehan of Remsen were united in marriage May 30, 2009, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. The Rev. William McCarthy officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony. Parents of the couple are Loren and Sandy Schnepf of Le Mars and Larry and Renee Sheehan of Remsen...
Holly and Jason Schenzel (02/10/10)
Holly Varenhorst and Jason Schenzel of Hinton were united in marriage Sept. 19, 2009, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Matt Hewitt officiated the ceremony. Nuptial music was provided by Tim Pick, soloist, and Mary Ann List, organist...
Crabtree-Petter (02/10/10)
Amanda Crabtree and Tyler Petter of Le Mars announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Amanda is the daughter of Mike and Brenda Haverhals of Le Mars and Tyler is the son of Dave and Lucy Petter of Le Mars. The couple is planning a 4 p.m. ceremony June 5, 2010, at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The reception will follow at Willow Creek Golf Course...
Faulstich-Hoss (02/10/10)
David and Robin Faulstich of Highmore, S.D., and Tom and Kathy Hoss of Le Mars, announce the engagement of their children, Ashley Faulstich and Tim Hoss of Sioux Falls, S.D. The couple is planning a 3 p.m. ceremony April 17, 2010, at Peace Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. The reception will follow at the Hilton Garden Inn...
Toel-Tapper (02/10/10)
Dawn Toel and Michael Tapper of Le Mars announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple is planning a May 2010 wedding with a reception at the Le Mars Eagles Club. Dawn is the daughter of Dennis and Desiree Toel of Le Mars. Michael is the son of Gaylen and Mary Jane Tapper of Akron...
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