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Stories from Monday, December 13, 2010

Bethlehem Revisited (12/13/10)
A family of Bethlehem wool dyers talk about the news that a special baby was born. They and other characters invited visitors to step back in time to Bethlehem and journey through the busy streets to a quiet stable where Jesus was born. The Bethlehem Revisited program, put on by St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars Sunday, drew about 2,200 people despite snowy weather.
Board recommends raise for elected county officials (12/13/10)
A 4 percent raise for the Plymouth County attorney, sheriff, auditor, treasurer, recorder and supervisors for 2011-12 is the recommendation of a volunteer board. The Plymouth County Compensation board, created by Iowa code to decide recommendations for county elected officials, made the 4 percent suggestion on Friday -- but it won't translate into actual raises yet...
Floyd Valley Apartment updates may start in late 2011 (12/13/10)
Everything from a new roof to a new elevator to new light fixtures in individual apartments is on the renovations list for Floyd Valley Apartments in Le Mars. Lew Weinberg, president of Weinberg Investments, who runs the apartments, told the Le Mars City Council he is expecting news about financing for the project by July or August of 2011...
Museum to host 'holy cow' day (12/13/10)
"Holy Cow! It's Christmas!" is the free celebration for children of all ages set for the Plymouth County Historical Museum at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18. The museum is awaiting the arrival of a model Holstein milk cow, which it recently purchased. A $4,575 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County is making the addition possible...
Kirchoff named to Turkey Federation Hall of Fame (12/13/10)
Dick Kirchoff, of Le Mars, was recently inducted into the Iowa Turkey Federation's Hall of Fame. Kirchoff accepted the honor at a Nov. 30 banquet at the Turkey Federation's annual winter convention in West Des Moines. Kirchoff was honored for his involvement with the industry, including helping form agricultural retailer Ag Partners, in Albert City, and Lincoln Supply, in Ellsworth, a limited liability company involving local turkey growers...
Rockets fall to Eagles in double OT (12/13/10)
LAWTON -- The Remsen-Union boys basketball team suffered its first setback of the season as the Rockets fell to former Western Valley Conference rival Lawton-Bronson 69-59 in double overtime in Lawton. "We knew it was going to be a good test for us," R-U coach Steve Neuberger said of the Class 2A Eagles. "We showed some positives. We showed that we can compete with a real good team and we were about a minute away from winning that in regulation."...
R-U girls struggle to 69-30 loss at Lawton-Bronson (12/13/10)
LAWTON -- The Remsen-Union girls basketball team boasts a lot of experienced players. But that experience has yet to translate into the win column as the Lady Rockets continued to struggle with ball control in a 69-30 loss at Lawton-Bronson on Monday...
Blackhawks fall to Wolverines in WEC action Friday (12/13/10)
HINTON -- The struggles continued for the Hinton boys basketball team as it dropped a 52-44 decision to visiting South O'Brien on Friday in Hinton. The Blackhawks trailed by just a single point with two minutes to go and had a breakaway to take the lead, but failed to score. Hinton also struggled to make its free throws down the stretch...
Le Mars JV tops Spirit Lake 38-27 (12/13/10)
SPIRIT LAKE -- The Le Mars boys JV basketball team remained perfect on the season with a 38-27 win at Spirit Lake on Friday. "This was a great game for us to see the value in playing solid defense," head coach Benji Kasel said. "We didn't shoot the ball as effectively as we are capable of doing, thus it was important for us to play well defensively."...
K-P girls drop WVC game at Westwood (12/13/10)
SLOAN -- The Kingsley-Pierson girls basketball team struggle to put up points in Friday's 38-17 Western Valley Conference loss at Westwood in Sloan. The Lady Panthers connected on just 5-of-38 field goal attempts and were held scoreless in the second quarter of the loss...
Russel D. Daniel (12/13/10)
Russel D. Daniel, 78, of Le Mars, formerly of Merrill, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, surrounded by his family. Russel Duane Daniel was born May 28, 1932, on the family farm in Elkhorn Township, rural Kingsley, the son of John M. and Gladys I. (Porsch) Daniel. Russ attended country schools near the family home and later graduated from Kingsley High School in 1949...
Clyde P. McKee (12/13/10)
Clyde Palmer McKee, 81, of Akron, died peacefully, with family at his side on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Hillcrest Health Care Services in Hawarden. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron, with the Rev. Tanya Sherrill officiating. Visitation with the family will be 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church...
Carol J. Rehder (12/13/10)
Carol Jean (Ranschau) Rehder, 69, of rural Hawarden, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at her residence. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Peace Lutheran Church rural Sioux Center, with the Rev. Todd Bunge officiating. Burial was in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation was after 1 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Peace Lutheran Church. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family...
Raymond F. Todd (12/13/10)
Raymond Frank Todd, 80, of Kingsley, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at a Sioux City hospital, surrounded by his family. Memorial services were10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at the United Methodist Church in Kingsley, with the Revs. Roger Kurtenbach and Mike Inman officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation was after 4 p.m. Sunday, with the family present 5 to 7 p.m., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Be careful out there (12/13/10)
As our annual winter weather settles in, the portent of icy, snowy, wet and slick walkways and roadways becomes a reality threatening both pedestrians and motorists. After all, winter affects to some degree 250 million people in the United States and an incredible 2.5 billion people worldwide, as the risk of slipping on ice and snow makes the season a precarious time for all...
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