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Stories from Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bones, likely human, found in rural Plymouth County (10/20/10)
Bones that appear to be human were uncovered Tuesday at a southwestern rural Plymouth County residence. A contractor digging to install water lines at 32594 Fox Avenue found the bones and reported them to the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office at about 10:15 a.m...
Trash pickup: Every other week it is (10/20/10)
After hearing citizen concerns about a plan to cut garbage pickup in Le Mars to every other week, the city council is sticking with the plan to make the change Jan. 1, 2011. The council will review the switch after six months.
City asking for minimal traffic on Business Highway 75 (10/20/10)
Crews are in Le Mars today (Wednesday) and Thursday to lay chip seal coating on Business Highway 75 through most of Le Mars. City officials are asking drivers to avoid the street from Highway 3 south to Airport Road if possible. "If you don't have to drive on Business Highway 75, we're asking that you don't do it," City Administrator Scott Langel said...
Telemedicine brings health care home (10/20/10)
Mary Messerole checks her blood pressure, the amount of oxygen in her blood and her weight daily -- from home. The Le Mars woman is using a Well At Home Telemedicine monitor, provided by Floyd Valley Hospital's (FVH) Home Healthcare Department. It's been about a month since Messerole started using the monitor, which records her vitals and sends the information daily to home healthcare nurses at FVH through the telephone line...
City bargaining employees seek raise in new contract (10/20/10)
City bargaining employees are seeking a new three-year contract with raises each year: 3.5 percent, 3.5 percent and 4 percent. Doug Masuen, president of the Le Mars City Employee Bargaining Unit, presented the first proposal for the new contract Tuesday to City Administrator Scott Langel and Assistant City Administrator Bill Cole...
Volunteers needed for EMS staff (10/20/10)
Ambulance services in rural communities could become obsolete if people don't step up to help. Kevin Rollins, president of Plymouth County Emergency Management Services (EMS), said that's a concern for most ambulance services in the county, excluding Le Mars...
Open burning prohibited in county (10/20/10)
An open burning ban is in effect in Plymouth County due to dry conditions. The Plymouth County Supervisors approved the ban Tuesday at the request of Le Mars Fire Chief Dave Schipper. "I did talk to all the fire chiefs last night in the county for every fire district in Plymouth County and we're all in agreement that it's probably time to implement a burn ban," Schipper said. "It's been excessively dry."...
No. 5 Lady Jays defeat rival Hawks 3-0 (10/20/10)
A familiar voice boomed from the sidelines as fifth-ranked Gehlen Catholic won its first match of the Class 1A regional tournament on Wednesday evening. "It actually felt really good, but it also felt kind of strange because I haven't been around for two weeks," said Gehlen head coach Mike Meyer, who returned to coaching less than two weeks after suffering multiple injuries in a multi-vehicle traffic accident north of Le Mars...
R-U bows out at River Valley (10/20/10)
The Remsen-Union volleyball team saw its season come to a close with a 3-0 loss to former Western Valley Conference rival River Valley on Tuesday in Correctionville. The Lady Rockets finish the season 16-11 - an improvement over the 2009 season that saw them fashion a 2-22 record. R-U was also 5-5 in its second season in the War Eagle Conference after a winless campaign last season...
K-P nets 3-1 win over Woodbury Central (10/20/10)
The Kingsley-Pierson volleyball team advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A regional tournament with a 3-1 win over rival Woodbury Central on Wednesday evening in Kingsley. The win comes on the heels of a 3-2 K-P win on the road in Moville last Tuesday...
The Le Mars Daily Sentinel presents its Game of the Week No. 5 Gehlen Catholic at Akron-Westfield (10/20/10)
For the Gehlen Catholic football players who were present, the last time the Jays played at Akron-Westfield is probably one they would like to forget. A-W won that contest 25-0 as it forced six turnovers and sacked quarterback Taylor Wurth five times en route to the district title...
Week 9 Around Plymouth County (10/20/10)
A look at the Week 9 matchups for Plymouth County football teams.
Donna Jean Bahrke (10/20/10)
Donna Jean Bahrke, 84, of Kingsley, and formerly of Pierson, died Monday evening, Oct. 18, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, at the Christian Church in Pierson, with the Rev. Kay Galm officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in the Komstad Cemetery, rural Beresford, S.D...
Glenn O. De Haan (10/20/10)
Glenn De Haan, 84, of Orange City, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital in Orange City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the First Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Timothy Breen and the Rev. David Ter Beest will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m., at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City...
Audrey J. Grubb (10/20/10)
Audrey J. Grubb, 88, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center at Kingsley. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Dorothy M. Peavey (10/20/10)
Dorothy M. Peavey, 91, of Marcus, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Dorothy's family with arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Kyle and Brittany Diede (10/20/10)
Brittany Comstock and Kyle Diede of Le Mars were united in marriage July 31, 2010, at the Anderson Dance Pavillion in Sioux City. Pastor Patty Robinson officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony. Maid of honor was Maria Weiland of Le Mars. Bridesmaids were McKenzie Lawrence of Dallas Center, Meggie Mapes of Le Mars, Billie Curiel of Sioux City, Katie Waggoner of Sioux City and Karli Diede of Anthon...
Aimee and Scott Skowronski (10/20/10)
Aimee Wolf and Scott Skowronski of Atlanta, Ga., were united in marriage July 24, 2010, at Mount Paran Church of God in Atlanta. Pastor Todd Rainwater officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony. Aimee is the daughter of Bill and Diana Wolf of Remsen. Scott is the son of Lee and Judy Skowronski of Ocala, Fla...
Cheyne and Lisa Terrell (10/20/10)
Lisa Puhl of Chatsworth and Cheyne Terrell of Panhandle, Texas, were united in marriage June 5, 2010, at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Hawarden. The Rev. Roger Linnan officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony. Lisa is the daughter of Clifford and Irene Puhl of Chatsworth. Cheyne is the son of Mike and Karen Terrell of Panhandle, Texas...
Smith-Schroeder (10/20/10)
Tanya Smith and Preston Schroeder, along with their families, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Tanya is the daughter of Kathy Harper of Lead, S.D., and the late Tom Harper. Preston is the son of Sharon Sitzmann of Le Mars and the late Paul Schroeder...
Answering the call (10/20/10)
One of the great things about living in small town Iowa is knowing your neighbors. Being a good neighbor means that you are there to help if asked. There are times when we all need some help -- watching the house when we are away, helping with storm damage, helping clear snow, providing a safe haven for children after school -- all of these things arise in life and the sign of a good neighbor is being there to help, if asked...
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