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Stories from Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Former bank president faces fine for alleged car scam (04/20/10)
Richard Magnuson, the former president of American Bank, in Le Mars, faces a fine of $25,000 and an order not to be involved in any bank or credit union's business after being charged with a $5,000 car swindle. Magnuson, of Le Mars, allegedly conned the bank while purchasing a bank car for his use as president, according to a document filed this February with the U.S. Department of Treasury's Comptroller of the Currency...
Four arrested for hog theft, two charged with livestock abuse (04/20/10)
Dream Teams help foster teens cross bridge to adulthood (04/20/10)
When teens who live in foster homes wake up on their 18th birthday, they have more to think about than freedom and independence. In the U.S. foster care system, children who turn 18 and graduate from high school are "aged out." That means they have to find a job, a place to live, transportation, a college -- even basic necessities like dishes and towels...
Homemade bomb at playground diffused, three teens arrested (04/20/10)
Authorities diffused what they're calling a homemade bomb at a Le Mars playground Monday evening. Three teens were arrested for allegedly creating and planting the bomb -- a pop bottle filled with substances that could react, according to representatives from the Le Mars Police and Le Mars Fire Department...
Driver's license change designed to ward of identity theft (04/20/10)
Be prepared to wait. Starting Wednesday, drivers accustomed to picking up their new driver's license at the licensing station the same day they apply for it will find a change has taken place. They won't get their new license until about two weeks later in the mail...
Take a sneak peak into a soon-to-be sweet place (04/20/10)
The transformation from two-story auto dealership to a double-dip ice cream parlor is underway at a building on Le Mars' Central Avenue. Inside the future new home for the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor, workers have stripped the entire first floor down to a shell, removing drywall and non-load-bearing walls...
Chalk Art Festival earns nod in Main Street awards (04/20/10)
The Le Mars Chalk Art Festival, held for the first time in 2009, placed among the top events in Iowa's Main Street communities. The festival was named honorable mention for Best Special Event - Festival at the 23rd Annual Main Street Awards Ceremony held April 16 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown...
Bulldogs win team title at Knight Relays (04/20/10)
The Bulldogs nabbed gold in five relays, three of which ran their best times of the year, as they won the Class A team title at Monday's Unity Christian Knight Relays. Hunter Rohde, Keaton Rowe, Bryce Dahm and Mat Ferris clocked a season-best 1:35.45 to win the 4x200 relay...
Lady Jays top Hawks in WEC dual (04/20/10)
The Gehlen Catholic girls golf team swept the four medals at Monday's War Eagle Conference dual meet with visiting Remsen St. Mary's at Willow Creek Golf Course. The Lady Jays won the meet by a 230-274 margin. Mollie Nemmers finished first with a 51 and Megan Tentinger was second with a 58...
Lady 'Dogs beat Tigers (04/20/10)
The Le Mars girls tennis team improved to 4-2 on the season with a 6-3 win at Spencer on Monday afternoon. No. 1 Natalie Miller won a 10-0 decision to get things started for the Lady Bulldogs in singles play. No. 2 Erica Westhoff defeated Abby Bedore 10-2 while Carolyn Ahlers won a 10-2 decision at No. 3 singles and Catie Meis won a 10-6 decision at No. 6 singles...
Lady Bulldogs place third at Sioux City North Invite (04/20/10)
The Le Mars girls golf team finished third at the six-team Sioux City North Invite on Monday behind champion Sioux City East and Bishop Heelan. Le Mars carded team score of 215. The Black Raiders had 200 and the Crusaders had 213. "It was a beautiful day and a huge improvement," Le Mars coach Barry Borchers said. "It was a good day."...
Bak leads Blackhawks at Landsmeer Invite (04/20/10)
The Hinton boys golf team placed sixth at the 10-team Landsmeer Invitational on Saturday at Landsmeer Golf Course in Orange City. Akron-Westfield, which defeated the Blackhawks in a War Eagle Conference dual meet last week, was 10th. Unity Christian won the event with a team score of 303...
Le Mars' Brown earns runner-up honors (04/20/10)
The Le Mars boys golf team placed third at Monday's double-dual at Lake Creek Country Club in Storm Lake. The host Tornadoes won the dual with a score of 162. Estherville-Lincoln Central shot a 167 and the 'Dogs were a stroke back at 168. Colton Brown shot a 39 to earn runner-up medalist honors after defeating teammate Tanner Dowling and Storm Lake's John Bral on handicap holes...
Lady Jays second at Sheldon (04/20/10)
The Gehlen Catholic girls track team placed second in the team standings at the Sheldon Invite on Monday. With 154 points, the Lady Jays won five gold medals. The shuttle hurdle relay team of Nicole Ryan, Katelin Langel, Emily Holtgrewe and Steph Rohe crossed first in 1:11.79...
Lady 'Dogs win 4x800 relay (04/20/10)
The 4x800 relay team continued to find success for Le Mars as the Lady Bulldogs competed at the Sheldon Invite on Monday. The quartet of Meredith Rand, Yashila Permeswaran, Jenna Preiksat and Nikki Sluiter clocked a first-place 10:34 to lead the Lady Bulldogs...
Bulldogs drop first Lakes tennis match of season (04/20/10)
A short-handed Le Mars boys tennis team saw its unblemished record sustain its first black mark as the Bulldogs fell 7-2 to visiting Spencer on Monday in Le Mars. "I think we'll be a lot more competitive the next time we play them," head coach Bill Dalton said. "(We) fought hard, but we're going to have to be a lot sharper (next time)."...
KP-WC boys win team title at Lawton-Bronson Invite (04/20/10)
Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central dominated the Lawton-Bronson Boys Invite on Friday evening in Lawton. With 12 gold medals, the squad mustered 190 team points to best the hosts by 51 points in team standings. Michael Allner cleared a height of 5-10 to win the high jump and placed second in the long jump with a leap of 17-9 1/2...
Ramond Krier (04/20/10)
Raymond J. Krier, 93, of Remsen, died Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Ray was born April 27, 1916, at Remsen, the son of Aloysius and Magdalen (Scharff) Krier. He was raised in the Remsen area and attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen...
Marian Kilstrom (04/20/10)
Marian Kilstrom, 84, of Akron, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 18, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame and the Rev. Jean Morse will officiate. ...
Robert Williams (04/20/10)
Robert Williams, 84, of Merrill, died Monday, April 19, 2010, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Lula (Plendl) Woodley (04/20/10)
Lula Ellen Plendl Woodley, 61, of El Paso, Texas, and formerly of Kingsley, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, April 15, 2010, at William Boumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas, after a courageous battle with cancer. Lula Ellen Plendl was born to Helen Bradley Plendl and Harry Joseph Plendl, on Sept. 4, 1948. Lula grew up on a farm west of Kingsley, with seven brothers and sisters. She attended and graduated from Kingsley-Pierson High School in 1966...
Restoring confidence (04/20/10)
A public opinion survey released on Sunday by the Pew Research Center shows that the vast majority of Americans -- 8 out of 10 -- don't trust the federal government and have little faith that it can solve what's wrong with the country. While this may come as a surprise to some, the findings of this survey confirm what others have been feeling for several years. Those surveyed say that the federal government is too large, too powerful and too invasive in state and local matters...
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