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Stories from Monday, February 14, 2011

People moving to Le Mars, 2010 Census says (02/14/11)
Le Mars' population grew by nearly 600 people in the last 10 years. Results of the 2010 Census sent to city officials last week show a new population of 9,826 compared to 9,237 in 2000. In addition to Le Mars, Plymouth County grew, too, with a total population of 24,986, up 137 people from the 24,849 counted in the 2000 Census...
Saying 'I love you' in unusual ways (02/14/11)
Valentine's Day comes once a year in a blur of pink and red and chocolate and roses and rings. But for the average person, saying "I love you" comes in a lot of other ways, a lot of other days of the year. "I call her for no reason," Vaughn Bagstad, of Le Mars, said of his valentine. "Or I'll make her breakfast without asking -- peanut butter toast."...
Bald Eagle in Le Mars (02/14/11)
With an eye out for food after a cold week, a stately bald eagle made an appearance in southern Le Mars last Thursday, grabbing some sun and fighting over a bite to eat with a group of crows. Temperatures warmed up over the weekend and are predicted to stay in the 40s this week, meaning much of the snow will melt...
School dollars, bottle bill top local concerns (02/14/11)
Iowa legislators Rep. Chuck Soderberg and Sen. Randy Feenstra discussed everything from school dollars to anti-smoking money with Plymouth County taxpayers Saturday. The local legislators addressed about a dozen citizens' concerns and questions during a public forum at the Le Mars Public Library...
Free meal set for Wednesday (02/14/11)
A free community meal hosted at Rejoice! Community Church returns this week. The Banquet will be held Wednesday, serving food from 6-6:45 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy food and fellowship with others. All who come will go home with a free bag of grocery items for themselves or someone in need they'd like to share it with...
Maurices may be relocating (02/14/11)
Maurices may be on the move again. It potentially could relocate near Wal-Mart. Maurices, along with United Development Group, LLC, is requesting a variance to the Le Mars Code of Ordinances, which requires a 25-foot front yard setback along Holton Drive...
State wrestling preview (02/14/11)
Five Plymouth County wrestlers will embark on state tournament competition beginning Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Four wrestlers qualified in Class 1A while Le Mars senior Chris Stevenson is the lone Class 3A representative. Le Mars SR 285...
Sioux Center knocks off Hinton 67-40 (02/14/11)
SIOUX CENTER -- If you took every game the Hinton boys basketball team played this season, distilled it down to its most basic elements, the result would be a lot like Monday's Class 2A district tournament opener in Sioux Center. There would be a lot of turnovers and a slow offensive start that would doom the Blackhawks and that's what happened on Monday as Sioux Center defeated the Blackhawks 67-40 to end Hinton's season at 6-16...
Le Mars JV girls end season with 40-27 win (02/14/11)
SPENCER -- The Le Mars JV girls basketball team finished the season with a 40-27 win at Spencer on Friday. "(Friday) was a tough night with illness and other things slowing the kids down," coach Gabe Davis said. "I am so happy with how hard they fought and just grinded out this win."...
Three local football stars sign with GPAC schools (02/14/11)
LE MARS -- Three local football players announced their intentions to join GPAC football programs beginning this fall. Gehlen Catholic senior Devin Groenhagen, a 6-1, 230-pound lineman will join the Morningside College program. He will be joined by Hinton senior Jake Barkley, a 6-2, 225-pound lineman...
War Eagle Conference (02/14/11)
James Grahlmann (02/14/11)
James Grahlmann, 79, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Abiding by his wishes, Jim was cremated and services will be held in mid-March. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Russell L. Grubb (02/14/11)
Russell L. Grubb, 98, of Council Bluffs, formerly of Kingsley, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Alegent Health-Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs. Russell Lowell Grubb was born Dec. 22, 1912, in Kingsley, one of five children born to John B. and Violet May (Toothman) Grubb. ...
Ardis M. Karlson (02/14/11)
Ardis M. Karlson, 86, of Kingsley, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Ardis M. Karlson was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Kingsley, the daughter of Walter Louis and Gladys Hazel (Vannorsdel) Karlson. She attended grade school in Kingsley and graduated from Kingsley High School in 1942. Ardis continued her education at Iowa State University in Ames, earning a bachelor of science degree in dietetics...
John MaComb (02/14/11)
John MaComb, 45, of Pierre, S.D., died suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, in Pierre. John Allen MaComb was born Jan. 23, 1966, in Le Mars, the son of Ned and Wanda (Lang) MaComb. John attended and graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1984. John was united in marriage to Nichole Pater on Sept. 25, 1993, in Worthington, Minn...
Jim McDermott (02/14/11)
Jim McDermott, 71, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. John James McDermott, Jr., was born Oct. 25, 1939, in Eagle Grove, the son of John James, Sr., and Hazel (McLary) McDermott. He was raised in Eagle Grove and graduated from high school in 1958. During high school, he began working for Fareway Grocery. He attended Junior College in Fort Dodge, and one semester at Drake University in Des Moines...
Vitalena 'Vitty' Penning (02/14/11)
Vitalena "Vitty" Marie (Thommes) Penning, 85, of Granville, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Sanford Medical Center in Sheldon. Vitalena was born July 7, 1925, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Leo and Marie (Wohles) Thommes. She was raised in the Remsen and Granville area. She moved with her family to Le Mars in the early 1940s where she graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1945. She continued to work as a secretary for Mr. Kluckhohn until 1947...
Kent Schwiesow (02/14/11)
Kent Schwiesow, 64, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at his home. Kenton Lee Schwiesow was born March 26, 1946, in Hawarden, the son of Henry and Naomi (Waterman) Schwiesow. Kent attended and graduated from West Sioux High School in Hawarden. Following high school, Kent served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1967 as a military police officer during the Vietnam War...
Why can't we see? (02/14/11)
As the Iowa Legislature settles in for business, many items are being discussed, from budgets to reforms of regulations to additional regulation. There are people, trade associations and even governmental organizations who are lobbying for their particular special project. Add on to this the political implications of divided government, and it must truly be a dizzying experience to be a legislator...
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