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Stories from Friday, December 3, 2010

Three locals join hands to help a hurting Haiti (12/03/10)
On the first anniversary of an earthquake that devastated much of Haiti, three Le Mars residents will be traveling to the country to see what help they can offer. One year later, many people are still homeless. Much of the water is contaminated. Disease is rampant...
Something sweet for the season (12/03/10)
Aktion members Sue Pick, Kyle Kellen and Doreen Pies help make popcorn balls with the Kiwanis Club to hand out at the Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland this weekend. Plans were to make about 2,500 popcorn balls for the booth in Century Hall.
Ireton fundraiser brings in more than enough (12/03/10)
A veterans memorial in Ireton will become a reality in the next year. A November fundraiser brought in more than expected -- enough to completely move forward with the project. "Our goal was $50,000, and we went over that," said Jim Huenink, commander of the Bertram Legion Post 276...
Gehlen students deliver holiday cheer in a bag (12/03/10)
About 380 people around Le Mars will be receiving an Advent gift bag from local students. Students in every grade at Gehlen Catholic School, from transitional-kindergarten to seniors, are helping pack, decorate and deliver holiday gift bags. "They go to shut-ins from our parish cluster and to group homes around Le Mars," said Pat Beitelspacher, a Gehlen staff member who is helping organize the project...
Holiday happenings this weekend (12/03/10)
It's the first weekend in December and Christmas holiday activities are in full swing. To get your dose of holiday cheer, check out these events this weekend: Saturday, Dec. 4 Sunday, Dec. 5...
Panthers take out Hawks 80-57 (12/03/10)
When Adam Rapp took over two years ago as head coach of the Kingsley-Pierson boys basketball team, he wanted to utilize his young team's speed and quickness. So with or without the ball, the Panthers are in constant motion, setting screens, driving or kicking out to an open teammate on the perimeter...
Francis J. Murphy (12/03/10)
Francis J. Murphy, 82, of Granville, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Francis was born March 26, 1928, at rural Fulda, Minn., the son of John and Rosa (Holinka) Murphy. He was raised in Fulda area and attended a country school and St. Gabriel's Catholic School in Fulda. He then assisted his father in farming until he entered the U.S. Navy on Feb. 21, 1952, and served until he was honorably discharged Oct. 11, 1959...
Alice C. Gates (12/03/10)
Alice C. Gates, 85, of Le Mars, formerly of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Alice Charlotte Heinse was born Aug. 12, 1925, on a farm near Midway, Iowa the daughter of Louis A. and Helena (Schumann) Heinse. She was raised on a farm near Moville, and attended country school near her home...
The most wonderful time of the year (12/03/10)
The wintry mix of weather we received over the past week was a not so gentle reminder that Christmas is three weeks away. The signs of the season are everywhere. Many residents took advantage of the warm November weather to festoon their homes with all manner of brightly colored displays, some even animated. ...
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