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Stories from Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Prairie roots: DOT seedings return local roadside into native prairie (03/15/11)
Prairie blazingstar. Purple coneflower. Butterfly milkweed. These are just a few of the species you might see popping up this spring along the Highway 75/60 bypass near Le Mars. When the bypass project was completed in 2007, the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) seeded the surrounding area with native Iowa species of grasses and wildflowers...
LCS students advance to All State speech festival (03/15/11)
Seven Le Mars Community School students earned high honors for nine performances at the State Individual Events (IE) Speech competition in Algona Saturday. Not only did they each earn a Division I rating, but they also received the necessary nominations by at least two of their judges to advance to the All State IE Speech Festival March 28 at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls...
People invited to hike and bike for Haiti (03/15/11)
While the world was recently rocked by the earthquake in Japan, another nation is still trying to rebuild after a deadly quake early last year. Many parts of Haiti are still in rubble, and hundreds of people still are living in tent camps with little to meet their basic needs...
LCS Foundation banquet honors staff, students (03/15/11)
The Annual Foundation Honors Banquet, co-sponsored by the Le Mars Community Board of Education and the Le Mars Community School District Foundation, will be held April 12 in the lower level of the Le Mars Convention Center. This banquet is to honor the Teacher of the Year, Employee of the Month recipients, district employees of 25 years, and the top 5 percent of the 2011 graduating class...
Iowa Newspaper Association announces All-State teams (03/15/11)
The Iowa Newspaper Association announced its 2011 All-State Boys Basketball teams for Class 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A Tuesday, naming Cedar Rapids Jefferson senior Jarrod Uthoff as Mr. Basketball. At 6-foot-8, Uthoff helped Jefferson to the Class 4A state tournament for a second straight year, leading the state with a 26.2 scoring average despite facing constant double and triple teams defensively. ...
Remsen-Union Lady Rockets (1-21, 0-10) (03/15/11)
War Eagle Conference indoor (03/15/11)
Brody G. Freking (03/15/11)
Brody Grant Freking, 14, of Grimes, formerly of Sergeant Bluff, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, from injuries suffered in a motocross accident in Sedalia, Mo. Brody was born May 7, 1996, in Sioux City, the son of Chuck and Shelly (Baker) Freking. He attended Sergeant Bluff-Luton Schools from kindergarten through third grade and third grade through ninth grade at Dallas Center-Grimes Schools...
James Grahlmann (03/15/11)
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. A Celebration of Life Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars officiating. Inurnment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from noon until service time Wednesday...
Esther 'Billie' Waller (03/15/11)
Esther "Billie" Waller, 91, of Marcus, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Careage Hills in Cherokee. Esther Marian Moritz was born Oct. 25, 1919, near Remsen, Iowa, the daughter of John and Sophie (Scherner) Moritz. Billie was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Remsen. She attended rural school near her home and high school in Remsen. She would later work at Royer's Jewelry Store in Cherokee for several years...
Get your own pie (03/15/11)
Friday was the deadline for groups to file grant applications for the $100,000 in local option sales tax (LOST) monies that the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors have set aside for 2011. A total of 32 projects, seeking a combined $331,717, filed grant applications. The county's advisory board will look at the applications, rank them and make a recommendation to the supervisors, who will make the final determination on the grants that are awarded...

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