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Stories from Thursday, December 16, 2010

Legislators say state budget is the 'big gorilla' (12/16/10)
Although the political landscape in Des Moines has changed since the Nov. 2 election, State Rep. Chuck Soderberg and Sen. Randy Feenstra agree that Iowa's budget will still be a major issue in 2011. "The budget is the big gorilla in the room," Feenstra said. "In essence we are about $1 billion short."...
Local cast brings 'Nutcracker' to Le Mars stage (12/16/10)
There's the fight with the mouse king. The dazzling adventure through the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets. And of course -- the Nutcracker himself. Or herself. Local dancers and residents are putting on an adaptation of "The Nutcracker" at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Le Mars Middle School Auditorium...
Pioneer Village Christmas runs Dec. 18, 19 (12/16/10)
The second weekend of Pioneer Village Christmas Wonderland, postponed from Dec. 11 and 12, continues this weekend 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...
Floyd Valley Hospital shares Christmas dinner (12/16/10)
In keeping with the spirit of the holiday season, the staff of Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars would like to invite those who would otherwise be alone on Christmas to share Christmas dinner with them in the hospital cafeteria. The free Christmas Day dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 25...
Library plans Christmas story time (12/16/10)
The Le Mars Public Library will host a Christmas Story Time from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20. The story time is designed for children from age 4 to second grade. Parents should register for their child to join in on the stories, games, craft and a visit from "someone special."...
'Dogs split home wrestling debut (12/16/10)
LE MARS -- Weighing in at about 235 pounds, Le Mars senior Chris Stevenson is not the biggest heavyweight wrestler you will see take to the mat. But what the eighth-ranked Bulldog grappler lacks in body mass, he makes up in quickness and technique. Never was that more evident than on Thursday as Stevenson outlasted Cherokee's Miah Back - who checks in just a hair under 285 - with a 6-3 decision in the meet's opening match and Le Mars went on to claim a 42-29 win over the Braves as the 'Dogs split a pair of matches in their home opener at Carey Gym.. ...
Edward W. Marienau (12/16/10)
Edward W. Marienau, 84, of Merrill, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. Edward Wallace Marienau was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Brunsville, the son of Edward and Caroline (Mattas) Marienau. He attended school in Brunsville and Merrill. Ed worked as a carpenter following his education...
Jeffrey L. Marienau (12/16/10)
What will the kids be driving? (12/16/10)
Well, it looks as if we will have a White Christmas. The Saturday snowstorm was a sight to behold, wasn't it? As long as you were indoors and had enough food on hand, it wasn't that big of a deal. If you had some place to go, well that was a different story.....
Farmland prices rise: good news or bad? (12/16/10)
According to a study released this week by Iowa State University Extension, the average value of an acre of farmland in Iowa increased 15.9 percent in 2010. The statewide average land value as of Nov. 1 this year was $5,064 an acre, up $693 per acre from 2009...
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