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Stories from Thursday, June 24, 2010

LCS All-School Reunion ready for July 2-4 activities (06/24/10)
The 2010 Decades of Excellence LHS/LCHS All-School Reunion is ready to roll July 2-4. Ten years ago, the Le Mars Community School District Alumni Association hosted its first Decades of Excellence All-School Reunion for those who attended and graduated from Le Mars High School and Le Mars Community High School...
Farmer's Market opens, offering a little of everything (06/24/10)
Homemade ice cream, hand-crocheted toys, jams, strawberries, tomatoes -- all were on the menu at the Farmer's Market Wednesday. It was the season opening day for the market at the Olson Culture Event Center in Le Mars. A handful of vendors, some new and others returning, displayed their wares to willing customers...
St. Mary's Church, Remsen, celebrates 125 years of ministry (06/24/10)
The members of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen will celebrate 125 years of God's presence in their lives this weekend. The church is hosting three days of activities in observance of the quasquicentennial of the parish. Luxembourg roots run deep in the St. Mary's parish, as it was a contingent of immigrants from Luxembourg as well as Germany and Alsace, who settled in the area...
Baker mansion is on Akron Tour of Homes Saturday (06/24/10)
An Akron Tour of Homes will be held Saturday as part of the Akron, Akron-Westfield and Westfield All-School Reunion festivities this weekend. The historic Baker Mansion, just west of Akron in South Dakota on Highway 48, is one of five homes featured on the tour which spans homes built from 1903 to the present day...
Hawks pound Rockets for pair of WEC wins (06/24/10)
The Remsen St. Mary's baseball team picked up a pair of victories over cross-town rival Remsen-Union on Wednesday by scores of 8-3 and 17-2. The first victory was a continuation of a suspended game earlier in the season and was resumed with the Hawks leading 5-2 in the bottom of the fourth inning...
Lady 'Dogs plate nine in sixth to collect win (06/24/10)
The Le Mars softball team used a nine-run sixth inning to snap a 1-1 tie and held on to win 10-3 over Western Christian on Wednesday in Lakes Conference softball action. The Lady 'Dogs finally got to Wolfpack starter Abby Horstman, who held Le Mars to one run on four hits in the teams' rain-shortened first matchup on June 3...
Gehlen's Tilley drives in game-winner in eighth (06/24/10)
Rachel Tilley's walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth lifted Gehlen Catholic past Spalding Catholic 5-4 in War Eagle Conference action Wednesday. The Lady Jays were forced to battle from behind twice in the contest before collecting the win as Katelin Langel scored on Tilley's eighth-inning single...
Jays defeat Spartans for third time this season (06/24/10)
The Gehlen baseball team continues to display evidence of growth from last year's trying season. The Jays defeated rival Spalding Catholic for the third time this season with a 6-3 win on Wednesday in Granville. What made Wednesday's win so meaningful, though, was that Gehlen committed an error to cough up a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth, only to come back and reclaim the lead with three runs in the top of the seventh...
Top-ranked A-W drops first game of season (06/24/10)
A-W's Jaclyn Smith slides into second base during Tuesday's game with Sergeant Bluff-Luton. The top-ranked (Class 1A) Lady Westerners dropped a 10-5 decision to the Warriors, who are ranked ninth in Class 3A. The loss was the first of the season for A-W, which is now 20-1...
Wolfpack takes two from Bulldogs (06/24/10)
The Le Mars baseball team dropped a pair of Lakes Conference contests to upstart Western Christian on Wednesday at home. "They just kind of come out and play good-style ball - their guys have been throwing strikes," Le Mars coach Trent Eckstaine said. "They've been kind of sticking it to everybody in the Lakes Conference. Good for them. They've been down for a few years and it shows you still gotta come out and play the ball game and perform every day."...
Hawks sweep Lady Rockets in WEC doubleheader (06/24/10)
Remsen St. Mary's improved to 19-5 on the season and 10-4 in the War Eagle Conference with a pair of wins over cross-town rival Remsen-Union on Wednesday. The night began with the completion of the June 1 contest, which was suspended in the fourth inning with the Hawks leading 10-2...
Slow hitting troubles Hinton in WEC loss (06/24/10)
The Hinton baseball team dropped a pair of War Eagle Conference baseball games on Wednesday to South O'Brien in Paullina. The Blackhawks lost the first game 9-8 in a continuation of a postponed contest earlier in the the season. The game resumed in the bottom of the second whit Hinton trailing 4-0, but the Blackhawks quickly cut it to 4-3 with singes by Craig Brown and Lathen Hasler and a two-run single from Brady Schindel...
Hinton's Miller fans 15 in two-hit shutout (06/24/10)
Shawnee Miller fanned 15 in a complete-game two-hitter as Hinton shut out South O'Brien 5-0 in game one of a War Eagle Conference doubleheader on Wednesday in Paullina. The Blackhawks also claimed the WEC victory in the second game by a 10-4 margin...
Roger A. Utesch (06/24/10)
Roger A. Utesch, 60, of Brunsville, died Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2010, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating...
Florence O. Spies (06/24/10)
Florence Olive Spies, 90, of Sioux City, and formerly of Hinton, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Westwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Sioux City. Florence was born Oct. 14, 1919, in Le Mars, the daughter of Walter and Julia (Harvey) Pratt. On Feb. 17, 1942, Florence married Wayne Allen Spies in South Sioux City, Neb. They were married for 62 years when he died April 27, 2006, in Sioux City...
Sandra E. 'Sandi' Schulz (06/24/10)
Sandra E. "Sandi" Schulz, 70, of Le Mars, died Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2010, at the Westwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Memorial services will be 5 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Timothy P. Geitz officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church, one hour prior to Sandi's service...
Merlyn Rehder (06/24/10)
Merlyn Rehder, 78, of Hawarden died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the Hawarden Community Hospital after being diagnosed with cancer only 11 days before. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the American Lutheran Church in Hawarden, with the Rev. ...
Herman E. Kluver, longtime county supervisor, dies at 84 (06/24/10)
Herman E. Kluver, 84 of Remsen, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010. at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Herman was born July 6, 1925, on a farm south of Remsen, the son of Dick and Anna (Koch) Kluver. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith on Sept. 20, 1925...
Grace Pratt Babcock (06/24/10)
Grace Pratt Babcock, 91, of Moville, passed away peacefully at her home in Moville Tuesday evening, June 22, 2010. Funeral services will be at10:30 a.m. Monday, at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley, with the Rev. Matt Wentz officiating. Interment will be in the Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present 6-8 p.m. at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The visitation will continue Monday morning, one hour prior to Grace's service...
Lost in the photos of the past (06/24/10)
I hope everyone had a good Father's Day. I had an added bonus last week, a visit from my sister Teresa from Canada. She stayed with my other sister, Cathy, who lives in Alton. We were able to get together for several visits while she was here, and it was wonderful to get caught up and spend some time with siblings...
Korean War six decades later (06/24/10)
Friday marks the 60th anniversary of start of the Korean War, often referred to as the "forgotten war" because it is overshadowed by the war that preceded it -- World War II -- and the war that followed it -- Vietnam. After the end of World War II, Koreans welcomed the defeat of Japan. Many looked forward to independence, which they had fought hard to attain, but the peninsula became divided by competing ideologies. The war of ideas quickly became a shooting war...
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