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Stories from Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Higher meat prices could be double-edged sword for Iowa (02/23/11)
You might have already noticed it. If not, you probably will soon. The prices of meat, poultry, fish and eggs are on the rise. They already shot up by 6.2 percent in 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index, which measures changes in the prices consumers pay for different items...
Local actor moves from stage to director's chair (02/23/11)
Ken Niehus stepped onto stage the first time in the early 1980s, now he's in his debut role as director of the Le Mars Community Theater's upcoming production. Niehus, of Le Mars, will bring "Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got the Will?" to the stage this week and next at the Postal Playhouse...
Akron pond construction back on track (02/23/11)
A recreation pond near Akron is expected to be completed this fall. That's according to Justin Higman, of Higman Sand & Gravel, Supervisor Jim Henrich told the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. "It's pretty firm that it will be finished this fall," Henrich said...
Merrill community rallies for Luze fundraiser (02/23/11)
Merrill community residents are helping one of their own with a Fun-Fundraiser Saturday at the Merrill Civic Center. Pat Luze, 35, has been hospitalized and undergone surgeries since suffering a ruptured esophagus in early December. He was hospitalized first in intensive care at Sioux City, and then taken to Creighton University Hospital in Omaha where he spent more time in the ICU and underwent several surgeries...
Agri-business luncheon set for March 16 (02/23/11)
The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its 17th Annual Agri-Business Luncheon Wednesday, March 16. The luncheon will be held at the Le Mars Convention Center, upper level. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Plymouth County Farm Bureau will sponsor the Chamber Coffee...
Gehlen's Groenhagen inks with Mustangs (02/23/11)
Gehlen Catholic senior Devin Groenhagen signed a letter of intent to continue his football career at Morningside College this fall. Joining him for the signing were Gehlen Catholic head football coach Tony Gunter, Morningside assistant Andy Poulosky, and Groenhagen's parents, Jerry and Sally...
Rockets avenge loss to Panthers (02/23/11)
KINGSLEY -- Jacob Fiedler and his fellow seniors on the Remsen-Union boys basketball team have been through the battles. So a district semifinal road game against a Kingsley-Pierson team that handed the Rockets a 19-point loss a month ago was not as daunting as it might have been for other teams...
Boyden-Hull outlasts Gehlen 67-55 (02/23/11)
HULL -- In a close game, every possession is critical. The Gehlen Catholic boys basketball team found that out the hard way on Tuesday night as Boyden-Hull outscored the visiting Jays 19-9 in the final frame to collect a 67-55 district semifinal win and advance to Thursday's district final in Sheldon...
Woodbury Central shoots past Akron-Westfield 63-46 (02/23/11)
MOVILLE -- The Akron-Westfield boys basketball team saw its season end with a 63-46 loss to Woodbury Central in a Class 1A District 1 semifinal on Tuesday in Moville. The Wildcats (20-3) led 20-8 after one quarter and the Westerners never threatened the rest of the way to advance to Thursday's district final against Remsen-Union (17-6)...
Plymouth County College Athlete Update (02/23/11)
Throughout the season, the Le Mars Daily Sentinel will provide updates on former local athletes plying their trades at the college level. Morningside College: Bryan Borchers, a Le Mars alum, scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in the Mustangs' 99-86 win over Hastings College in the first round of the GPAC tournament on February 22. Borchers added 16 points and eight rebounds in a 78-64 win over Nebraska Wesleyan on February 19...
Four Stingrays advance to state swimming meet (02/23/11)
CHARLES CITY -- Ten swimmers represented the Le Mars Stingrays at the Iowa YMCA sectional swim meet in Charles City on Saturday. Four of those swimmers - Laken Macal, Ellie Macal, Cody Ott and Evan Berkenpas - advanced to the Iowa YMCA state meet that will be held in Marshalltown on March 5 and 6...
Crazy 8 volleyball team qualifies for state tournament (02/23/11)
Kevin 'Cubby' Rolfes (02/23/11)
Kevin "Cubby" Rolfes, 48, of Le Mars, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Kevin Paul Rolfes was born May 18, 1962 in Le Mars, the son of Andrew and Betty (Schroeder) Rolfes. In 1975, Kevin was diagnosed with cancer. He courageously faced this with determination. ...
Matt Schumacher (02/23/11)
Matt Schumacher, 44, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Matt and Katie Detloff (02/23/11)
Katie Plueger and Matt Detloff of Le Mars were united in marriage Sept. 18, 2010, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness officiated the 3 p.m. ceremony. Katie is the daughter of Dennis and Marilyn Plueger of Le Mars. Matt is the son of Mike and Kathy Detloff of Le Mars...
A issue whose time has come (02/23/11)
It's been interesting watching the developments from the protest movements. One can't help but wonder how it will all play out. Sure, the freedom protests in Northern Africa and the Middle East are fascinating, but the drama being played out in Wisconsin will have repercussions that will resonate in every state...
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