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Stories from Monday, March 1, 2010

LCMS students prepare for National History Day competition (03/01/10)
The National History Day local show for Le Mars Community Middle School students was held last week in the middle school commons area. Forty-one middle school students displayed documentaries, exhibits, historical papers and web sites for parents and fellow students to see, while also receiving critiques from local teachers and parents on their projects...
Budget cuts limit low income housing for Plymouth County (03/01/10)
Assistance for low income housing in Plymouth County and surrounding areas will be cut back in 2010. It's a result of lower budgets for the Siouxland Regional Housing Authority (SRHA) which provides low income housing support for Plymouth, rural Woodbury, Cherokee and Manona counties, and the area north of Highway 20 in Ida county...
LCS Winter concert set for Tuesday (03/01/10)
The High School Vocal Music Department will present its annual Winter Concert in the Middle School Auditorium Tuesday. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students and will be collected at the door. In addition, passes will be honored...
Sievert is guest speaker for local World Day of Prayer (03/01/10)
A local celebration for World Day of Prayer will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Le Mars. Featured speaker will be Dick Sievert who will share about the Kids Against Hunger project. Kids Against Hunger, which now has an outpost in Le Mars, is an organization that packs and ships meals to starving and malnourished children around the globe...
February's chilly temps set new local weather record (03/01/10)
As of Sunday, it's been 88 days since Le Mars residents have basked in 40-degree temperatures -- and that's a record breaker. The next longest streak with temperatures less than 40 degrees in Le Mars was 74 days set from Dec. 13, 1968 to Feb. 24, 1969, according to the Midwestern Regional Climate Center in Illinois...
Authorities release identity in rural Hinton suicide case (03/01/10)
The 28-year-old man found dead on a rural Hinton road has been identified as Wilson A. Shierk, of Kenosha, Wis. Investigators have not yet found a reason Shierk was in rural Plymouth County, but Plymouth County Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo said evidence still shows the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound...
Heffner represents Lady 'Dogs at state bowling (03/01/10)
Le Mars' Erin Heffner closed out her junior bowling season with a 32nd place finish at last Thursday's Class 1A state tournament at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines. Heffner rolled a 179 in her first game and followed with a 152 for an overall total of 331...
Reader Mail: Know When to Hold 'Em! (03/01/10)
Here's a question from a reader like you who's learning how to use coupons to save money at the grocery store: Q: "I have to disagree with you about holding onto coupons until stores put the item on a good sale. Great idea, but as you might have noticed coupons today have a very short life span. You...
Irma I. Garvin (03/01/10)
Irma I. Garvin, 92, of Marcus, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at the Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center in Cherokee. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Armand J. Bertrand officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Name Parish Cemetery in Marcus...
Anna 'Ann' Jones (03/01/10)
Anna "Ann" Jones, 93, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Anna Wilhelmina Grosenheider was born Sept. 23, 1916, in rural Plymouth County, the daughter of Robert and Meta (Pageler) Grosenheider. She attended country school in Preston Township. Ann was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron...
Dolores C. 'Dolly' Klohs (03/01/10)
Dolores C. "Dolly" Klohs, 88, of Orangevale, Calif., formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at the Eskaton Fountain Wood Lodge Assisted Living Center in Orangevale, Calif. Dolores Catherine Klohs was born New Years Day in 1922. Dolly started life very simply on a farm in the small town of Remsen, the daughter of Hans Borm and Caroline (Engelbrecht) Klohs...
Coming soon: More nuclear power in Iowa? (03/01/10)
Among the budget talks and banning of texting while driving, a small group of legislators, including our Rep. Chuck Soderberg, have been crafting legislation that would encourage the production of nuclear energy in Iowa. The bill would allow utilities to levy a surcharge on their customer's electric bills for three years to pay for a study to determine the feasibility of constructing a second nuclear power plant in Iowa...
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