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Stories from Friday, January 28, 2011

Gehlen Chess Club gets students thinking (01/28/11)
Playing chess is not exactly the typical after-school activity for kindergartners. But at Gehlen Catholic Elementary School, no student is too young to learn the game. Gehlen's Chess Club has a wide range in the age of chess players who come to learn and play the game every Thursday afternoon from 3:30-4:20 p.m...
Craig community prepares for 100th birthday (01/28/11)
Residents of Craig are gearing up for the town's centennial celebration this summer. They are planning three days of summer fun June 10-12. According to Mayor Barry Cornish, the weekend will be filled with ball games, a centennial Car Show and Shine, a parade, kids games, music and an auction...
Gehlen celebrates Catholic Schools Week Jan. 30-Feb. 5 (01/28/11)
Gehlen Catholic Schools will join the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and schools throughout the Diocese of Sioux City to celebrate Catholic Schools Week next week. This year's theme, "Catholic Schools, A+ for America" celebrates the fact that Catholic schools are an added value for the nation...
Livin' on the edge (01/28/11)
Dana-Lee Tranby, of Le Mars, takes a wild ride down a sledding hill after being coaxed into it by her young neighbors, Drew Lehman, Dillon Lehman, Ally Jennings and others. The 67 year old showed no fear as she hit the slopes in a plastic sled.
New position is long-time dream for Le Mars insurance agent (01/28/11)
Dealing with insurance may not appeal to most people. But for Mike Crank, starting his new position at a Le Mars State Farm Insurance office means he's finally doing what he's always wanted to do -- be an insurance agent. On Jan. 1, Crank's office at the Two Rivers Center in southwest Le Mars officially opened...
Pancake meal for soldiers Sunday (01/28/11)
A pancake brunch to benefit the C-Troop 113th Cavalry soldiers serving in Afghanistan will be held Sunday at the Le Mars armory building. The Family Readiness Group for the C-Troop 113th Cavalry soldiers is hosting the event, which is open to the general public...
Library offers winter story time (01/28/11)
Preschoolers are invited to six weeks of story time at the Le Mars Public LIbrary. Children attending the sessions will hear stories, learn finger plays, sing songs, do crafts and occasionally have a snack -- all while improving listening skills and vocabulary, according to Lisa Vander Sluis, children's librarian...
Youth ice fishing day set for February (01/28/11)
A free Kids Ice Fishing Fun Day will be held in Le Mars Feb. 13. The event will run from 1-4 p.m. about 1 mile north of the Le Mars Municipal Park pond on Fourth Avenue Northeast. Kids of all ages are welcome to the event. Those 16 and older need a valid Iowa fishing license...
Virgil T. Hoebelheinrich (01/28/11)
Virgil T. Hoebelheinrich, 63, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., died surrounded by his family Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011. Virgil was born May 8, 1947, in Menominee, Neb., the son of Urban and Bernadine (Weibel) Hoebelheinrich. Virgil was raised in the Cedar County, Neb., and Yankton, S.D., areas. He attended high school in Winner, S.D., and graduated from Job Corps in New Jersey for auto body repair in 1967...
Good news on unemployment (01/28/11)
According to data from Iowa Workforce Development, unemployment in Iowa continues to fall. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December dropped to 6.3 percent, the lowest rate for 2010. The unemployment rate for November was 6.6 percent and 6.5 percent in December, 2009...
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