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Stories from Wednesday, December 29, 2010

King: Redistricting doesn't look good for Iowa, agriculture (12/29/10)
U.S. Representative Steve King described it as musical chairs. In November 2012, Iowa's five U.S. Representatives -- plus any challengers -- will be scrambling to fill four, not five, seats in Congress. "The music is going to stop in November 2012 and somebody's going to be standing there without a chair to sit in," King said...
Flying saucers (12/29/10)
David and Jonathan Boyle, of Hawarden, spin and slide down the slope at the Le Mars Municipal Park pond during a visit to their grandma, who lives in Le Mars. Sunny weather and plenty of the white stuff brought many young thrill-seekers to the hills Wednesday for some sledding fun...
LCS board may sell Camp Quest at public auction (12/29/10)
A proposal by a local auctioneer has Le Mars Community School Board members looking at a different approach to selling the Camp Quest property. Superintendent Dr. Todd Wendt was ready to present a timeline for accepting sealed bids on the 18.6 acres owned by the district on the east edge of Le Mars on Marble Avenue...
Supervisors approve purchase of two motor graders (12/29/10)
>The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of two new Caterpillar 140M motor graders at its meeting on Tuesday. Each grader will cost $243,250, a decrease of $6,840 per machine due to program monies available through Caterpillar...
Smith named superintendent at Cherokee MHI (12/29/10)
The Cherokee Mental Health Institute and the Civil Commitment Unit for Sexual Offenders, which share a single campus, now have a single administrator. CCUSO Administrator Jason Smith, 44, was appointed to the additional job as superintendent of the mental health institute by Department of Human Services Director Charles Krogmeier...
A look back at the top games of 2010 (12/29/10)
Editor's note: This is the fourth and final part of a four-day series reflecting on the top performances and games of 2010. This section reveals the top five games of the year, as selected by the Daily Sentinel sports staff. May 11, 2010...
A look back at the top games of 2010 (12/29/10)
Editor's note: This is the third part of a four-day series reflecting on the top performances and games of 2010. This section reveals the first half of the top-10 games of 2010, as selected by the Daily Sentinel sports staff. The top five games will be revealed in Thursday's paper....
Plymouth County Boys Basketball Leaderboard (12/29/10)
(minimum 20 attempts) Editor's note: All statistics are as entered online at www.quikstatsiowa.com as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28....
Beach-Lubeck (12/29/10)
Dan and Rhonda Beach of Le Mars, announce the engagement of their daughter, Betsy Beach of Lexington, Ky., to Brian Lubeck of Lexington, son of Ron Lubeck of Marathon, and Ann Lubeck of Sac City. The couple plan a July 9, 2011, wedding in Okoboji. Betsy is a graduate of Le Mars Community High School and the University of Northern Iowa. She is an account manager with Salient Surgical Technologies...
Don't let cold, snow endanger your health (12/29/10)
Many of us resolve to get more exercise each year, but jumping right in to a heavy regimen isn't a good idea. Neither is over-exerting ourselves just to clear the sidewalks and driveway. Those of us in Northwest Iowa have missed the heavy precipitation that is hitting the northeastern United States, but it's only a matter of time before we get our share...
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