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Stories from Thursday, December 9, 2010

Housing developers to seek state help in tax pickle (12/09/10)
A single line in Iowa code is proving very costly for local housing developers -- and unfairly so, they say. According to Iowa law, three years after a lot is platted, it must be fully assessed as an improved lot, whether or not it is actually improved with permanent construction...
Young musician is one-man band and recording studio (12/09/10)
Collin Hop, 15, of Le Mars writes, sings, plays, records, and produces his own music -- and all he has for equipment is a few instruments and one computer. "I basically found the whole interest in music by finding intersects in the bands I listen to," he said. "I have a Christian background so I feel like if I have this talent that God gave me, I should express it."...
Community Foundation awards $99,241 in grants (12/09/10)
A total of $99,241 was awarded to 18 non-profit organizations and groups by the Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County for 2010. The grants were presented at a breakfast meeting Tuesday at the Le Mars Convention Center. The awards were funded in whole or in part of what was requested by the groups in their applications...
Pioneer Village Christmas welcomes visitors for second weekend (12/09/10)
The second weekend of Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland continues with more entertainment, Christmas sights and sounds, and refreshments to get people in the Christmas spirit. The village at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds will be open 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday...
Santa Claus is coming to town (12/09/10)
The Jolly Old Elf himself is going to come roaring into Le Mars in a fire truck Saturday. He's coming to Habitué Coffehouse and Creperie to visit with children and hear their Christmas wishes. At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Fire Chief Dave Schipper will pick up Santa and Mrs. Claus. Then the Gehlen Catholic Schools and Le Mars Community Schools cheerleaders and dance teams will climb aboard to ride around town on the fire truck with Santa and Mrs Claus...
Bulldog grapplers drop Lakes duals (12/09/10)
SPENCER -- Zach Reed knows that if he is going to make a push toward the state wrestling tournament this season, he is going to have to get out when he is on bottom. That is exactly where Le Mars senior 145-pounder found himself on Thursday, trailing Spencer's Alex Doppenberg by a point in the third period...
Ruhland competes for Team Iowa at Tri-State All-Star Tourney (12/09/10)
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Le Mars Community senior Kirstie Ruhland represented the state of Iowa as she competed in a tri-state all-star volleyball tournament at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis., on November 21. The outside hitter led Team Iowa with seven kills in a 2-1 win over Wisconsin...
Bulldog bowlers place second, third as teams (12/09/10)
The Le Mars bowling teams competed at Plaza Bowl in Sioux City on Monday afternoon. The girls team placed second in the four-team meet with a total 2,159 pins. Sioux City North won with a scores of 2,162. Sergeant Bluff-Luton placed third (2,012) and Sioux City West was fourth (1,894)...
Le Mars JV girls top Storm Lake (12/09/10)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars JV girls basketball team posted a 45-13 win over Storm Lake on Tuesday. "I was happy to see so many girls contribute," said coach Gabe Davis, noting that 11 girls scored in the win. "This was a fun game for the girls, but we still have many things to improve on."...
Doris J. Hollinger (12/09/10)
Doris J. Hollinger, 70, of Sioux City, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at a local hospital following a brief illness. Doris was born Feb. 25, 1940, in Le Mars, the daughter of Elmer Joachim and Melva Alma (Dixon) Grage. She married Joseph Francis Hollinger Jr. July 15, 1967. They later divorced and he died Aug. 9, 2006...
Elizabeth 'Betty' Frank (12/09/10)
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Frank, 84, of Correctionville, and formerly of Kingsley and Remsen, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley, with the Rev. Roger Kurtenbach officiating. Interment will be in the Sunset View Cemetery, Washta...
Deborah Chinn (12/09/10)
Deborah "Deb" Chinn, 58, of Kingsley, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Kingsley United Methodist Church. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today (Thursday), with the family present 5-7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the church...
Gifts from my brother (12/09/10)
Memory is a funny thing. A sight, smell, touch or even an object can summon vivid details of events that occurred decades ago. It is a wonderful gift, an essential part of what makes us who we are. A few weeks ago, I had an event occur that brought back some of my earliest memories...
Explore energy opportunities (12/09/10)
Iowa has made tremendous strides in the past decade in alternative energy. Wind turbines dot the landscape in many areas. Ethanol and biodiesel plants operate in several locations. Biomass is being used as fuel in several businesses. Each of these new technologies (some are old technologies being rediscovered) offer a new opportunity for businesses and jobs. Recognizing and acting on these opportunities can mean boom or bust...
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