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Stories from Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Chamber coffee postponed (02/01/11)
The Chamber Coffee to be held at Gehlen Catholic Schools has been postponed. It will now be held Thursday starting at 9:30 a.m. A ribbon cutting for the new wellness center at Gehlen will also be held Thursday at 10:20 a.m. The Peter Gehlen Luncheon has been postponed until April...
Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars honored as business of year (02/01/11)
A Le Mars business that has a history of commitment to the community and expansion was chosen as the city's 2010 Business of the Year. Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars, with a 52-year history in the community, was lauded in an introduction by 2010 Chamber President Micah Lang as having a vision...
Local couple hosts international farming friends (02/01/11)
The food was ice cream. The topic was farming. And the tractor of choice was John Deere. But it was the mixture of languages -- both Russian and English -- that revealed that this was no ordinary gathering at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor last Thursday...
Bjorge retires from dentistry after four decades (02/01/11)
A longtime Le Mars dentist has retired after nearly 43 years of caring for patients. Dr. Tom Bjorge was honored with a retirement open house Jan. 27, hosted by his staff at the Le Mars Dental Center office. A northwest Iowa native, Bjorge and his wife, Ina, wanted to return to the region after he completed dental school...
Traveling in the snow? Bring a survival kit (02/01/11)
This week's weather is just another example of the nasty punches Iowa's winters can pack. The Iowa Department of Transportation is urging drivers to stay put if possible when the weather gets bad and asking those who do drive to pack a winter survival kit in their vehicle, along with a fully-charged cell phone...
Gehlen luncheon postponed (02/01/11)
With the weather forecast frigid, Gehlen Catholic Schools officials are postponing the Peter Gehlen Luncheon until April. The Chamber Coffee scheduled for Wednesday may possibly be postponed. People should check the Gehlen website for details on the coffee and all events planned for Wednesday at Gehlen...
Gehlen JV girls fall at South O'Brien (02/01/11)
PAULLINA -- The Gehlen Catholic JV girls basketball team suffered a 31-25 loss at South O'Brien on Friday. "Despite a huge rebounding edge in our favor, we could not pull out the victory thanks to costly turnovers and a very, very, very cold shooting night," coach Joe Loutsch said...
Move over Whitlock, it's time for 'High School Truths' (02/01/11)
With apologies to Jason Whitlock's NFL Truths, today I'm going to write an Iowa High School Athletics Truths column as part of my yearly diatribe against the the Iowa high school playoff structure. It's hard to believe there was no dissent. The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union girls' basketball advisory committee was unanimous in its decision not to implement the mercy rule in girls basketball this season...
Choosing the side of freedom (02/01/11)
We often take our way of life and government in this country for granted. As flawed as some may think our system of government may be, it is among the envy of the world. Since our nation began exerting its influence on freedom and democracy, dating back to the Monroe Doctrine, we have encouraged governance similar to our own -- free people, elected representative government, free elections, free speech and equality...
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