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Stories from Friday, February 25, 2011

Conference to explore Iowa's wind, solar energy (02/25/11)
Research on alternative energy in Iowa will be the focus of a Wind/Solar Energy Conference in Le Mars next week. Presented by Plymouth County's Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and other partner organizations, the conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at the Le Mars Convention Center, 275 12th St. S.E...
'Dogs claim district title (02/25/11)
Members of the Le Mars boys basketball team celebrate after defeating Harlan 54-52 in Thursday's Class 3A District 2 championship contest in Denison. The Bulldogs will play the winner of tonight's (Friday) District 1 title game between Bishop Heelan and Glenwood in substate action on Monday...
New owners modernize can redemption center (02/25/11)
Redeemed Redemption Center, formerly The Can Farm, has been up and running since the beginning of January under new owners Barry and Toni Haefs. And the Le Mars couple says they are loving their new business. The Haefs didn't have to make too many changes since buying the can redemption center from Cheryl and Mark Juhl, who retired in December, just "a lot of cleaning and a lot of organizing to make the place more efficient," Barry said...
LCS, Gehlen bands place at Lewis & Clark Jazz Festival (02/25/11)
Jazz bands from Le Mars Community and Gehlen Catholic Schools took honors in their classes at the Lewis & Clark Jazz Festival Monday in Sioux City. Le Mars Community took first place in Class 3A and Gehlen Catholic took second place in Class 1A at the festival held at the Western Iowa Tech campus...
LCMS students part of BVU Honor Band Festival (02/25/11)
Eight Le Mars Community Middle School students will take part in the 30th Annual Buena Vista University Honor Band Festival Saturday in Storm Lake. Students selected to perform in the festival are: Ellen Meis, alto saxophone; Emily Zink, tenor saxophone; Alexis Looyenga, horn; Ross Curry, oboe; Peter Meis, baritone; Tom Toel, trombone; Aimee Luksan, percussion and David Barker, percussion...
Bulldogs bring home district title (02/25/11)
DENISON -- When Jordan Eisma was diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter syndrome prior to his sophomore year, his doctor gave him a choice: Eisma could play through the painful condition or he could take the basketball season off. Eisma took the season off to battle the condition, which causes knee pain in rapidly growing young athletes. But he returned as a junior this season with a purpose and has become a critical component of the Le Mars boys basketball team...
Wildcats outlast Rockets 73-64 (02/25/11)
SIOUX CITY -- The rematch did not go the way Remsen-Union hoped it would. Woodbury Central collected its second win over the Rockets this season on Thursday night. The Wildcats were 67-52 winners over the Rockets in non-league action in Remsen on February 7...
Brower sisters win tennis titles (02/25/11)
AMES -- Le Mars sisters Morgan and Sidney Brower each won their respective age divisions at last weekend's Junior Indoor Open in Ames. Morgan, the 14-year-old daughter of Josh and Peggy Brower of Le Mars, competed in the 16-year-old age bracket and won her finals match in 42 minutes, defeating Michelle Van Roekel 6-0, 6-0...
Wilma 'Honey' Liston (02/25/11)
Wilma "Honey" Irene (Westergard) Liston, 79, of Hills, Minn., and formerly of Hawarden and Ireton areas, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Tuff Memorial Home in Hills, Minn. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today (Friday) with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton. A prayer service at 7 p.m. will be led by the Rev. Andrew Carlson. Family will be gathering at the church at 10 a.m. Saturday for an inurnment at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton...
Matt Schumacher (02/25/11)
Matt Schumacher, 44, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson of the Le Mars United Methodist Church officiating. Inurnment will be Thursday, March 3, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Lead, S.D. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home...
Can they do that? They just did (02/25/11)
Earlier this week, the Obama administration announced that it will no longer defend the 15-year-old Defense of Marriage act (DOMA) from challenges in federal court, ruling the law unconstitutional. Supporters of same-sex marriage are hailing this decision as a watershed in civil rights. Supporters of traditional marriage are wondering how the executive branch obtained the power to decide if laws are constitutional...
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