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Stories from Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Johnson, Albus prepare for Nigeria mission trip (02/16/10)
A commitment to global missions by members of United Methodist Church of Le Mars (UMCL) will be realized this summer as two members travel to Nigeria. Barb Johnson of Merrill and Chelsea Albus, 18, of Le Mars will be part of the Iowa United Methodist Conference's Iowa Volunteers in Mission group in June, working in a southern area of Nigeria in partnership with the United Methodist Church there...
Teaming at LCS: What it is and what it will mean to lose it (02/16/10)
A concept that teams middle school teachers at Le Mars Community Schools may be in its last year, due to budget cuts. In 2002, the LCS middle school teachers switched to "teaming." That means the students are divided into teams and each team has its own set of teachers: one each for math, one each for science, etc...
County construction means less LOST money for grants (02/16/10)
The Plymouth County Supervisors set aside $100,000 in Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) money in their proposed budget to be used for grant requests. That's $80,000 less than last year -- but the county has two new major construction projects to pay for with LOST revenue in the next fiscal year...
Branstad plans Thursday Le Mars stop (02/16/10)
Iowa gubernatorial candidate former Gov. Terry Branstad will be in Le Mars Thursday. Branstad is hosting a 9 a.m. Plymouth County "Iowa Comeback Tour" stop at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor. Branstad, who served as Iowa's governor from 1983 to 1999, is making five town hall stops as part of his campaign Wednesday and Thursday...
Museum plans 'Spring Preview of Authors (02/16/10)
"Spring Preview of Authors" will put the spotlight on Kingsley during the Plymouth County Historical Museum's first 2010 program Sunday, Feb. 21. The book signing and program will begin at 2 p.m. in the museum's Music Room on the main floor. Doors to the museum will be open from 1-5 p.m...
No. 7 Unity knocks off Hinton (02/16/10)
The Hinton boys basketball team saw a trying and arduous rebuilding season come to an end at the hand of War Eagle Conference nemesis Unity Christian 79-49 on Tuesday in Orange City. "It seems like all roads go through Unity in the tournament," Hinton coach Phil Skamser said of the seventh-ranked Knights. "We definitely want to play the best teams in the area and they are certainly one of them."...
Bulldog bowlers finish regular season with wins over OA/BCIG (02/16/10)
The Le Mars Community bowlers topped a boys/girls dual with Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove on Thursday in Le Mars. Cody Wurth led the boys team to a 2,753 score with both the top series score (397) and the top single game (211). Mason Prieksat rolled a series of 394, which included a 199 game, and Bryan Needs used a 207 game to total 392 in his series...
A-W to host Gehlen in postseason battle Tuesday (02/16/10)
Gehlen Catholic dropped a 35-34 decision to Akron-Westfield on its home court in the squads' lone meeting of the regular season on January 5. When the Lady Westerners return to Le Mars for Tuesday's regional quarterfinal, the Lady Jays will be ready...
K-P ends regular season on four-game win streak (02/16/10)
The Kingsley-Pierson boys featured five players in double figures as they cruised to their fourth consecutive win on Friday night. The Panthers concluded regular season play with a 58-48 win at home over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn. "The boys are playing really well right now," K-P coach Adam Rapp said...
Reader Mail: More Stockpile Flack from You-Know-Who (02/16/10)
If you've been following my column, you know that stockpiling groceries is an extremely effective way to beat the pricing game and stock up when items are inexpensive. It's true that this is an entirely different way to approach shopping, but when we learn to shop on...
Georgina M. Flanagan (02/16/10)
Georgina M. Flanagan, 95, of Marcus, died early Sunday morning, Feb. 14, 2010, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus with the Rev. Armand J. Bertrand officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Marcus...
Elmo Fletcher (02/16/10)
Elmo Fletcher, 87, of Akron, died Saturday, Feb.13, 2010, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Jean Morse will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Tuesday), with the family present after 6 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
John W. Hamilton (02/16/10)
John W. Hamilton, 86, of Story City, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at Bethany Manor in Story City. John was born April 30, 1923, in Plymouth Township, Plymouth County, the son of John and Loca Hamilton. John graduated from Remsen Union School. He married Jean Gist June 16, 1945, in Madison, S.D...
Albert J. 'Pete' Stoos (02/16/10)
Albert J. "Pete" Stoos, 82, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Wind stimulus dollars blowing overseas (02/16/10)
When tax dollars are funneled into private industry, how much control should the government have? The question came up after financial firms, after having accepted billions of dollars in bailout money, awarded their top employees huge bonuses. But at least they were American taxpayers themselves...
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