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Stories from Friday, May 14, 2010

Road departments to recover thousands from blizzard (05/14/10)
Final numbers are in as to how much the Plymouth County and Le Mars road departments will be reimbursed for costs incurred during the 2009 Christmas Blizzard. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials provided reimbursement amounts for a 48-hour time period from Dec. 23-27 to both city and county officials last week...
One case of mumps confirmed in Plymouth County (05/14/10)
Following a small outbreak of mumps in Sioux County, one case of the virus was confirmed in Plymouth County. No further exposures in the county are likely, according to an Iowa Department of Public Health official. "This person didn't have high-risk exposure except to their family, which we were able to take care of," the official said...
Bunny Nicholson honored for work with children (05/14/10)
A Struble area native has been honored for her work in helping abused and neglected children in Colorado and advocating for the safety of children throughout the country. Margaret "Bunny" Nicholson MSW, of Denver, Colo., was recognized for her work by Colorado's Gov. Bill Ritter in a ceremony April 29...
Soderberg pushes U.S. legislators to stall carbon regulation (05/14/10)
In a trip to Washington D.C. this month, Rep. Chuck Soderberg urged national legislators to slow down the push for laws that would penalize coal and natural gas energy plants. Soderberg, vice president of planning and legislative services at Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative (NIPCO) with headquarters near Le Mars, said he left his legislative hat at home...
LCS to hold festival of orchestras (05/14/10)
Music will be in the air for the Le Mars Community Schools Festival of Orchestras Monday. The concert begins at 7 p.m., a half hour earlier than years past. The festival will feature the elementary string orchestra, middle school symphony, Cordas da Camara and the high school symphony...
Ahlers uses runner-up finish to claim state trip (05/14/10)
After a one-year absence, the Le Mars boys tennis program will have at least one representative at the Class 1A state tournament. Fully-recovered from a midseason hip flexor injury, No. 1 singles player Mike Ahlers was the runner-up at the Spencer district to qualify for the state tournament...
Sidelined (05/14/10)
A defensive decision cost Gehlen Catholic senior Kayla Holtgrewe the remainder of her senior athletic campaign, but she gained something even more valuable
Hinton girls second at Heartland Relays (05/14/10)
MARCUS, Iowa--The Hinton girls track team placed second at the MMC Heartland Co-Ed Relays on Tuesday. Mackenzie Small and Haley Hall placed first (16-0) and second (15-7 3/4), respectively, in the long jump. Kelsey Anfinson won the shot put with a throw of 30-10 and the 4x200 relay team of Hall, Small, Shelbi Derochie and Emily Culver crossed first in 1:51.58...
Gehlen's Ellensohn to run at College of St. Mary's (05/14/10)
Gehlen Catholic senior Paige Ellensohn (front, center) signed a letter of intent to run cross country at the College of St. Mary on Thursday in the Gehlen library. Pictured clockwise from Ellensohn are her mother, Nancy; father, Mark; Gehlen cross country coach Teresa Taylor; and CSM cross country coach Amy Sauser...
Tacoma writer owes no one apologies (05/14/10)
I'm going to go ahead and assume no one connected to the Seattle Mariners organization reads my stuff. Then again, that could be a dangerous presumption. I didn't expect a rogue Husky to be trolling the Daily Sentinel website from his lair in the Land of Lincoln, throwing out a red herring about the UW program in an attempt to divert attention from the real issue of the column - namely, the media obsession with the overrated Jake "The Jesus of Montlake" Locker and mock drafts...
Ruth M. Summerside (05/14/10)
Ruth M. Summerside, 85, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, following a brief illness. Ruth Margaret Carlson Summerside was born March 30, 1925, in Finley, N.D., the daughter of John and Valdine (Williams) Carlson. Ruth was baptized and confirmed in the Finley Lutheran Church and graduated from Finley High School. She then went to work for the U.S. Army in Seattle for one year...
Marion E. Miller (05/14/10)
Marion Miller, 76, of Merrill, died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, due to renal failure caused by complications of diabetes. The former Marion J. Eberle was born March 26, 1934,at Merrill, the daughter of Martin and Leona (Elskamp) Eberle. She grew up in Merrill and graduated from Merrill Public High School in 1951...
Ruth L. Kirchoff (05/14/10)
Ruth L. Kirchoff, 92, of Springfield, Ill., died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Heritage Manor in Springfield, Ill. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Dr. Richard Dykstra (05/14/10)
Dr. Richard Dykstra, 62, of Portland, Ore., died March 19, 2010, on the beach in Maui, Hawaii. Richard Dykstra was born Feb. 26, 1948, at home in Sioux Center, Iowa, the son of Henry and Johanna Dykstra. He grew up in Le Mars, fondly referred to as "The Ice Cream Capital of the World." Richard graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1966. ...
Let the casino wars begin (05/14/10)
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission unanimously approved a state gambling license for a proposed casino in Lyon County. The commissioners also voted unanimously to deny licenses for proposed projects in Tam, Wapello and Webster counties. The Lyon County proposal was approved because it is hoped that the majority of its customer base will come from Sioux Falls, S.D. and out-of-state patrons...
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