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Stories from Thursday, March 24, 2011

2011 A Time to Remember set for April 7 in Le Mars (03/24/11)
The 12th annual A Time To Remember event will be held Thursday, April 7, at the Willow Creek Golf Club in Le Mars. A Time to Remember is the kick-off event of the three-day Wine and Roses Festival in Sioux City for the Alzheimer's Association Big Sioux Chapter...
Grassley says EPA overreach is 'Congress' fault' (03/24/11)
During a stop in Kingsley Wednesday, citizens questioned U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley about the amount of regulation imposed on farms and businesses. "We're being overregulated. Big Daddy's watching you," Jack Burright, a retired farmer and active Farm Bureau member from Pierson, said after the meeting. "I understand the point -- there has to be some safety. But one push the Farm Bureau has is to cut down regulation that makes it difficult to farm."...
MAYOR DELIVERS - Kirchoff promotes volunteering with Meals On Wheels (03/24/11)
Le Mars Mayor Dick Kirchoff visited the Le Mars Senior Center during its Meals On Wheels distribution Wednesday. He was one of eight area mayors or their designees who showed up at home-delivery distribution or congregate meal sites on Mayors for Meals Day, held annually in March...
LCS to host Kindergarten Round-up (03/24/11)
Le Mars Community Schools will conduct Kindergarten Round-up the week of March 28. Round-up sessions are 8:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. at each building. The schedule is: Wednesday, March 30 Clark Elementary - morning and afternoon. Kluckhohn Elementary - morning and afternoon...
Health advocates to run across Plymouth County Saturday (03/24/11)
Two marathoners who are running across all 99 of Iowa's counties will take on Plymouth County Saturday. Daren Schumaker, 30, of Cedar Rapids, and Dennis Lee, 44, of Walford, will begin their 40.1-mile run at 9 a.m. Their route starts on the banks of the Big Sioux River, traveling along Highway 3, through Westfield, and along county road C-38 (crossing Highway 75 at about mile 22) before ending at the Cherokee County line...
Whitehead pushes Jays to give their best effort (03/24/11)
LE MARS -- Erv Whitehead will admit that he is not a great loser. But he can handle losing, if he must. What the Gehlen Catholic head coach cannot take is a lack of effort. "If you give me all you can and get sixth, that's the best you can do," he said. "I can handle that because the effort was there...
Iowa Basketball Coaches Association All-Substate teams (03/24/11)
The 2011 Iowa Basketball Coaches Association All Substate Teams are selected by member coaches from nominations in each substate...
Bulldogs present basketball awards (03/24/11)
The Le Mars boys basketball team celebrated a successful season with its awards night on Thursday. Pictured above (left to right) are the winners: Mike Ahlers, Captain Award and Academic All-Conference; Eric Cline, Denny Stelpflug Award and Captain Award, Academic All-Conference; Judd Herzberg, Captain Award; Paxton Strub, Top Field Goal Percentage and Captain Award; Kyan Ludwig, Assist Leader, Academic All-Conference and Captain Award; Austin Homan, Steals Leader and Rebounds Leader...
Lady Bulldogs push preparation on the oval (03/24/11)
LE MARS -- The goals are pretty lofty. But the Le Mars Community girls track and field team is ready to get after each one. "We're ready to do anything and everything it takes," senior Kirstie Ruhland said. In a sport where individual success can overshadow the accomplishments of an entire team, this group of athletes has a team-centered focus...
Rohe leads Lady Jays at state indoor meet (03/24/11)
CEDAR FALLS -- Steph Rohe led a list of Gehlen Catholic girls at the state indoor track and field meet at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls on Tuesday. The junior was two-tenths of a second short of advancing to the finals in the 60-meter hurdles. Her time of 10.08 seconds was good for 18th overall; the top 16 preliminary times qualified for finals...
Flora May Crabb (03/24/11)
Flora May Crabb, 95, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. Thoughts, stories, and expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Duane. Heidbrink (03/24/11)
Duane E. Heidbrink, 81, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Duane's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Chester 'Chet' Lahrs (03/24/11)
Chester "Chet" Lahrs, 89, of Le Mars, formerly of Merrill, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Tim Geitz officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. ...
Marie M. Wagner (03/24/11)
Marie M. Wagner, 92, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Flying saucers and other great Iranian achievements in flight (03/24/11)
I'm a sucker for a good science fiction story. Have been ever since I could read. Enjoyed all the variations of Star Trek (even the less than stellar Voyager and Enterprise) as well as the Star Wars movies. Great escapist fun. But behind the fiction, there was always science. Perhaps outrageous science, but science none the less...
The nuclear option is best?! (03/24/11)
The Iowa Legislature is considering legislation that would allow MidAmerican Energy to charge their customers a surcharge that will be used to fund half the cost of constructing a nuclear power plant. The remaining costs would be paid by investors. If the plant failed to be constructed, customers would be entitled to a refund of a portion of what they paid in higher bills...
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