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Stories from Monday, December 6, 2010

House rules: LCS asks students to clean up dancing (12/06/10)
"Pushing the edge of what is appropriate." That's how Le Mars Community Schools administration described some of the moves at recent LCS dances. "It was getting to the point where I was uncomfortable supervising the dance because of the way the kids were dancing," LCS Assistant Principal Mark Iverson said. "As a school, we couldn't defend the way the kids were dancing."...
L.E.E.P.'s 'Taverns for Textbooks' is Tuesday (12/06/10)
Le Mars Community Education Enhancement Program (L.E.E.P.) will host a "Taverns for Textbooks" fundraiser Tuesday at the high school cafeteria. The tailgate meal will be served 5-7 p.m. in the cafeteria for a freewill donation. The date coincides with the first home girls/boys basketball game in which the Bulldogs take on the Storm Lake Tornadoes in a Lakes Conference matchup...
Christmas on Wheels (12/06/10)
Dressed up like a living nativity, youngsters wave at the crowds in the Annual Earl Utesch Children's Lighted Christmas Parade, riding in a float from Rejoice! Community Church in Le Mars. The parade drew crowds to Central Avenue for a display of holiday lights and sounds Saturday night...
Schools feature holiday concerts (12/06/10)
'Tis the season for holiday concerts, and Gehlen Catholic and Le Mars Community Schools will offer a total of four concerts this December. The first concert will be presented by Gehlen elementary students at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. The second Gehlen Christmas concert will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, also in the school's gym...
Jingle bells (12/06/10)
A horse-drawn wagon, decked out in lights and jingling bells, carries merrymakers around the Pioneer Christmas Village Wonderland. The festivities continue this Saturday and Sunday evening at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds.
Schools feature holiday concerts (12/06/10)
'Tis the season for holiday concerts, and Gehlen Catholic and Le Mars Community Schools will offer a total of four concerts this December. The first concert will be presented by Gehlen elementary students at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. The second Gehlen Christmas concert will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, also in the school's gym...
Feenstra named senate committee ranking member (12/06/10)
Senate Republican leadership recently announced committee assignments for the 84th General Assembly which convenes on January 10, 2011. Senator Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) was chosen as ranking member of the Senate State Government Committee. "This committee is an important one for Iowa this year," said Feenstra. "After the 2010 Census, Iowa will be redistricting, which will move through the Senate State Government Committee. This will play a huge role in Iowa's dynamic political landscape."...
Legislator luncheon set (12/06/10)
The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Lunch with the Legislators Wednesday, Dec. 15. The luncheon will begin at noon in the American Bank Lower Level. Speaking at the lunch will be Iowa Senator Randy Feenstra and Iowa Representative Chuck Soderberg...
Hawks defeat Lady Panthers 54-26 (12/06/10)
KINGSLEY -- The Remsen St. Mary's girls ended a four-game week with a 54-26 win at Kingsley-Pierson on Saturday. The Hawks, who improved to 3-1 on the year, were led by Brielle Biezuns with 16 points. Emma Krier scored 11 while Paige Harpenau connected on 4-of-7 from the field for eight points...
Lady Rockets fall in home opener (12/06/10)
REMSEN -- The Remsen-Union girls basketball team struggled to control the ball in a 40-31 loss to Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in Friday's home opener. "The girls played hard, but the number of turnovers continued to haunt us tonight," R-U head coach Robin Niles said. "There were times that everything we worked on clicked, and other times whre it looked as though we were not sure what to do."...
Rockets cruise past Hawks 78-50 (12/06/10)
REMSEN -- The Remsen-Union boys basketball team cruised to a 78-50 non-conference win over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Friday. The Rockets, who poured in 28 points in the first quarter alone, were led by Kraig Alesch with 19 points. The senior also grabbed 10 rebounds and four steals and dished out six assists for the Rockets (2-0)...
Panthers improve to 3-0 with Friday win at MVAO (12/06/10)
MAPLETON -- The Kingsley-Pierson boys basketball shrugged off any fatigue it may have felt while playing its third game of the week on Friday as the Panthers defeated Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto by a 59-39 margin on the road. K-P moves to 3-0 overall and 2-0 against Western Valley Conference foes...
K-P grapplers compete at SB-L Invitational (12/06/10)
The Kingsley-Pierson wrestling team competed at the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Clint Donaldson finished 1-2 at 119 pounds, with a win by fall over Jose Montes of West Sioux. Corey Becker went 2-1 at 125 with pins of SB-L's Jacob Skoglund and Westwood's Tyler Robinson. Akron-Westfield's Daniel Dirks pinned Becker in their match...
Different destinations, identical sentiment (12/06/10)
A pair of socks, soap, hand lotion, salt, baking soda, sugar, mints, hand sanitizers, candy bars and crackers. It may seem like a strange recipe, but each of these items is involved in packages that are lifelines. Their destinations are quite different, the purpose behind them -- reaching out to help -- is the same...
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