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Stories from Monday, March 28, 2011

Hard liquor could soon share gas station shelves (03/28/11)
More convenience stores could open their doors to selling hard liquor with a bill recently passed by the Iowa Legislature. The bill, which is now awaiting Gov. Terry Branstad's approval, would allow gas stations and convenience stores to sell hard liquor in their main aisles...
Age isn't a barrier for 11-year-old artist (03/28/11)
In the Le Mars Arts Center gallery you'll find colorful and exquisite watercolor works by people who range from retired teachers to professional artists. And an 11 year old. "I actually painted them when I was 10," Clancy Taylor, a Le Mars sixth grader, clarified...
LCS Music Boosters host spaghetti supper, quilt auction (03/28/11)
The annual Le Mars Music Boosters' Spaghetti Supper and Quilt Auction is set for this Friday at the Le Mars Community High School cafeteria. The spaghetti supper will be served from 5-7 p.m. The quilt auction is set for 6:45 p.m. On the menu is spaghetti with three different sauces -- alfredo, meat and red sauce -- lettuce salad, garlic toast, beverage and ice cream, according to Marie Kooistra, supper chairwoman...
'Men in Dress' is local Heart Assn. fundraiser (03/28/11)
Plymouth County's American Heart Association fundraiser takes a new twist this year with a "Men in Dress" style show Saturday. The event will be at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen, with social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. en from the Le Mars and Remsen communities who will hit the catwalk in their Sunday best -- yes, dresses -- in an effort to raise money and awareness for the American Heart Association...
Celebrate Recovery party is Thursday (03/28/11)
The Maurice-based Celebrate Recovery group is celebrating its five-year anniversary this week. Five years ago, March 4, 2006, Roger and Linda Broek held the first Celebrate Recovery meeting at Maurice First Reformed Church. The public is invited to an open house celebration starting at 6:30 p.m Thursday with a free meal at the church, 410 Main St., Maurice...
Five returning state qualifiers lead 'Dogs in 2011 (03/28/11)
LE MARS -- Sixteen seniors will lead a 66-member Le Mars boys track and field team this spring. Head coach Don Shilling has several returning state qualifiers and a lot more experienced athletes on his squad in 2011. Senior Zach Reed will lead the sprinters after qualifying for state in the 100-meter dash and the 4x100 relay as a junior. Classmate Hunter Rohde will also lend his speed to the success of the squad after running in the 4x100 relay in Des Moines last May...
Akron-Westfield Westerners (03/28/11)
Head coach: Kent Johnson 2010 state qualifiers: Christopher Carlson (400 hurdles); Anthony Miller (400) Key returning athletes: Junior Chance Klemme (hurdles); sophomore Dylan Myers (100, 200); sophomore Garrett Wall (1600); junior Michael Garrett (800, 4x800); senior Ben Wolthuizen (shot put, hurdles, sprints); junior John Lanning (hurdles, 100, 200); senior Tanner Bundy (relays, 200); sophomore Daniel Beitelspacher (100, 200, relays)...
Hinton Blackhawks (03/28/11)
Head coach: Steve Diediker 2010 state qualifiers: Blake Hoefling (4x800, medley); Brady Schindel (4x800, medley); Drew Schiltz (1600); Kole Vondrak (medley) Key returning athletes: Senior Blake Hoefling (middle distance); senior Brady Schindel (middle distance); senior Kole Vondrak (sprints); senior John Timmins (sprints); senior Jake Barkley (thrower); senior Mitch Udell (thrower); senior Justin Held (high jump, long jump); sophomore Drew Schiltz (middle and long distance); junior Brock Babcock (hurdles). ...
KP-WC Panthers-Wildcats (03/28/11)
Head coaches: Scott Bahrke and Karl Bahrke Returning state qualifiers: Tyler Campbell (110 high hurdles, shuttle hurdle relay); Cody Kuchel (shuttle hurdle relay); Kyle Badgerow (400 low hurdles) Key returning athletes: Seniors Tyler Campbell, Cody Cumming, Eric Lund, Joe Mason, Ryan Mercer and Skylar Sanford. ...
Remsen-Union Rockets (03/28/11)
Head coach: TIm Rogers 2010 state qualifier: Jared Kunkel (discus) Key returning athletes: Jared Kunkel (discus); Jon Schiltz (shot put); Colby Felts (long jump); Austin Sparr; Preston Schorg; Kyle Arndt; Derek Reuter; Scott Schroeder; Brian West. Key newcomers: Paul Wurth; Tanner Hilbrands; Austin Felts; Nick Braun; Ethan Van Dam...
Kenneth Farmer (03/28/11)
Kenneth Farmer, 96, of Brunsville, died today (Monday), March 28, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Ruby Berger (03/28/11)
Ruby Berger, 89, of Marcus, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Ruby's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Duane E. Heidbrink (03/28/11)
Duane E. Heidbrink, 81, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Duane Earl Heidbrink was born Feb.18, 1930, in Le Mars, the son of Louis Henry and Marguerite Henrietta (Kading) Heidbrink. He attended country school near his home at Neptune...
Marie Wagner (03/28/11)
Marie Wagner, 92, of Le Mars, died Wednesday March 23, 2011 at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday April 2, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Revs. Matt Hewitt and William Schreiber concelebrating. Inurnment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen...
William 'Bill' Faulkner (03/28/11)
William 'Bill' Faulkner, 87, of Akron, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. The Rev. Tanya Sherrill will officiate. Burial with military rites conduced by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Monday), with the family present after 6 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Alfred Wilberding (03/28/11)
Alfred J. Wilberding, 89, of Remsen, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Alfred was born Jan. 27, 1922, at rural Remsen, the son of Charles and Mary (Jasper) Wilberding. He was raised and educated in the Remsen and St. Killian, Minn., areas. After the eighth grade, Alfred stayed home to help on the family farm. He then worked as a carpenter for three years...
Give the cookies back (03/28/11)
It is fashionable these days to wax poetic and wring hands about the death of the United States Postal Service (USPS). The post office has been running in the red for several years and a drop in first class mail volume has some looking to close and consolidate mail processing centers...
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