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Stories from Friday, April 23, 2010

Using fire for good: Volunteers ignite the prairie (04/23/10)
There's something exciting about starting a fire. And a group of volunteers got to spend this spring lighting big ones in Plymouth County. The 11 twenty-somethings are members of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, and they have been stationed in Plymouth County since April 7...
Asylum adds tutors to help students (04/23/10)
With the school year soon coming to a close, a new tutoring program will see the last of its students until next fall. This school year, The Asylum Teen Center has offered tutoring to high school students Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Roxanne Rahn, City Life director at The Asylum, started working on the program a year ago...
Sheriff's office warns of sweepstakes fraud (04/23/10)
When a Remsen resident opened a piece of mail and found a check for $3,950 and a letter promising $50,000 more -- it turned out to be too good to be true. That resident reported the possible fraud and another phony-sounding sweepstakes check to the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department this week...
FVH trustee to resign in May (04/23/10)
Anyone interested in the position can email Donlin at mike.donlin@floydvalleyhospital.org or send a written request to Mike Donlin, Hospital Administrator, 714 Lincoln St. N.E., Le Mars, IA 51031. Those responses must be received by noon May 7 and will be considered by FVH trustees at their May 11 board meeting.
Novice finds her voice on 'Hallelujah Girls' stage (04/23/10)
Nicole Bennett has never acted before. That changes today (Friday) when she debuts as Crystal Hart in the Le Mars Community Theater's production of "The Hallelujah Girls." The first time she spoke Hart's lines on stage wasn't bad, thanks to her initiation as co-stage manager for the community theater's previous production, the Le Mars woman said...
Blackhawks take third at own invite (04/23/10)
The Hinton boys placed third in the team standings at their own Blackhawk Relays on Thursday evening. "It was a good meet for us," Hinton coach Steve Diediker said. "We ran some nice times." "I thought we competed really well. We had some of our best times and it was a really nice night to run."...
Blackhawks shoot season-low team score (04/23/10)
The Hinton boys golf team won a pair of War Eagle Conference dual meets on Thursday as it claimed a double-dual win with a 162. Gehlen shot a 181 and Spalding shot a 212, giving the Jays the win over the Spartans. The 162 was a season-low for the Blackhawks...
Blackhawks sweep medals in WEC dual (04/23/10)
The Hinton girls golf team swept the medals in a 193-224 win over visiting Gehlen Catholic on Thursday at Deer Run Golf Course. Katie Clausen carded a 45 to earn medalist honors for the Blackhawks (6-0, 5-0) on a sunny and calm afternoon. "This whole month has been great weather - we're loving it," Hinton coach Julie Clausen said. "There was no wind and our scoring is starting get lower for the team, which is good to see."...
Lady Rockets continue to shine (04/23/10)
The Remsen-Union girls claimed another War Eagle Conference dual victory as the Lady Rockets swept the medals in a 198-229 win on Thursday. Kendra Howard was the medalist as she shot a 48 while Jen Ruba and Laura Garvin each shot 49. Stacie Bortscheller completed counting scores with a 52...
RSM golfers drop WEC duals at HMS (04/23/10)
The Remsen St. Mary's girls golf team dropped a 208-255 decision at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on thursday. Kristin Loutsch shot a 55 to earn a fourth-place medal. Katie Arens shot a 63 and Nicole Bohnenkamp shot a 67. Kelsey Trejo wrapped up counting scores with a 70...
Dowling leads 'Dogs in Lakes play (04/23/10)
The Le Mars boys golf team dropped a Lakes Conference dual meet to Spencer on Thursday by a 150-164 margin at Willow Creek Golf Course. Jay Monahan earned medalist honors for the Tigers with a 33. Tanner Dowling was the runner-up as he carded a 37 for the 'Dogs...
Gehlen's Tilley to play volleyball at Briar Cliff (04/23/10)
Gehlen Catholic senior Rachel Tilley signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City beginning this fall. The 5-11 middle hitter averaged 1.6 kills per game and a .271 kill efficiency for the Lady Jays, who finished the 2009 season with a 29-9 overall record...
Bulldog tracksters nab team titles at Sheldon (04/23/10)
The Le Mars varsity and junior varsity track teams won their respective fields at the Sheldon boys invite on Thursday evening. The Bulldogs started the night with a first-place finish in the high jump by Paxton Strub. The junior cleared a height of 6-0 to earn the gold...
Jays win Class B team title (04/23/10)
Gehlen Catholic collected eight gold medals and set a new school record as it won the Class B team title at Thursday's Blackhawk Relays in Hinton. The shuttle hurdle relay quartet of Jordan Langel, Shaun Ryan, Mick Sitzmann and Alec Mousel clocked a school-record 1:05.48 as they placed first...
James M. 'Bud' Appley (04/23/10)
James M. "Bud" Appley, 91, of rural Akron, S.D., died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at his home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial with military rites conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Friday), with the family present from 6-8 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Irene C. Mueller (04/23/10)
Irene C. Mueller, 99, formerly of Maurice, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Countryside Senior Living in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Ireton. The Rev. David Daumer will officiate. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. ...
Building a case for recycling with picnic tables (04/23/10)
Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day. In 1970, it seemed that the planet was on the road to ruin. In addition to an unpopular war in Vietnam, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland caught fire, there were oil slicks on California beaches and smog was a very real problem in many cities...
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