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Stories from Thursday, March 31, 2011

Locals open to some changes in Iowa collective bargaining (03/31/11)
People on both sides of the table are saying it might be time to look into a few changes in Iowa's collective bargaining laws for public employees. Collective bargaining has been getting its share of the limelight across the nation, especially with the recent Wisconsin law that dramatically cut back what public workers in that state can negotiate for in collective bargaining...
Music makes us better: Locals speak out about music in the schools (03/31/11)
March is Music in Our Schools Month For upcoming music events visit the schools' websites: Gehlen www.gehlencatholic.com LCS www.lemars.k12.ia.us
Art Pahl Fest keeps art of accordion playing alive (03/31/11)
From polkas to waltzes to favorite hymns and more, fingers will fly over the keys at the ninth annual Art Pahl Accordion Fest this Sunday afternoon. Twenty-three accordion players have registered so far for the event at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars...
First National to move motorbank (03/31/11)
First National Bank in Le Mars is shifting its motorbank downtown to its main branch, also on Central Avenue -- trimming its Le Mars locations from three to two. Plans are in the works to add new drive-up lanes to the main bank at 111 Central Ave. N.W. as soon as late June or July...
Turner to interview at Spencer (03/31/11)
Le Mars Community Schools Assistant Superintendent Dr. Carl Turner was recently chosen to interview for a superintendent position with the Spencer Community School District. "I'm not sure if it's something I want to do," Turner said. "I really enjoy my job here in Le Mars, but it's just a great opportunity."...
National Honor Society Inductees (03/31/11)
Forty-two Le Mars Community High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS) Tuesday. To be in the NHS, students must demonstrate scholarship, leadership, character, and service and maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA. New NHS members are (from left), front row -- Leah Baas, Jordan Daggett, Shay Hatfield, Kim Ohrlund, Deanna Le, Madelyn Mullally, Justina Schimek and McKenzie Reuter...
Lady 'Dogs build around solid returning core (03/31/11)
LE MARS -- With four of the varsity six returning from a year ago, the 2011 season already looks promising for the Le Mars girls tennis team. Despite graduating their top player and lone state qualifier Natalie Miller along with No. 3 player Mollie Fischer, the Lady Bulldogs have set some pretty lofty goals this spring. And second year head coach Tracy Wingert feels confident about his varsity crew...
'Dogs aim for conference, district titles (03/31/11)
LE MARS -- If the Bulldogs boys tennis team is finally going to rise to the top of the Lakes Conference, head coach Bill Dalton believes this is the year. With four varsity players returning from last year's team that finished second in conference play to Spencer and advanced to the substate round in team play, the 'Dogs are poised to make a run at the conference and district titles...
Akron-Westfield Westerners (03/31/11)
Head Coach: Todd Colt Key Returners: Gus Martin (Sr.), Cale Banks (Sr.), Mitch Hedlund (Jr.), Zach Tindall (Jr.), Chet Utesch (Jr.) Key Newcomers: Nathan Sanchez (Fr.), Alex Foley (Fr.) 2010 district/regional/state qualifiers: Sectional runner-up, district qualifier...
Akron-Westfield Lady Westerners (03/31/11)
Head Coach: Todd Colt Key Returnees: Madalyn Heeren (Sr.), Taylor Schnell (Sr.), Brandi Davis (Jr.), Melissa Kroksh (Jr.), Danielle Bursell (Jr.) Key Newcomers: Kayla Tindall (Fr.), Eliza Kjar (Fr.), Dana Hedlund (Fr.), Jacynda Banks (Fr.), Katie Black (Fr.)...
Remsen St. Mary's Hawks (03/31/11)
Head Coach: Sue Klein Key Returners: Melissa Groepper (Sr.), Kelsey Trejo (Sr.), Stephanie Begnoche (Sr.) Key Newcomers: none 2010 district/regional/state qualifiers: None 2011 Outlook: The Hawks graduated half of their varsity squad from last season in Kristin Loutsch, Nicole Bohnenkamp and Jessica Loutsch. ...
Remsen St. Mary's Hawks (03/31/11)
Head coach: Theresa Trout Key Newcomers: Joey Kockler (So.), Tyler Nielsen (So.), Alec Wolf (So.), Michael Nasers (Fr.), Russell Ruba (Fr.), Brad Rolling (Fr.), Chris Weiler (Fr.) 2010 district/regional/state qualifiers: None Coach Trout says: "We are looking forward to a great season with several new members and a full team. We have great leadership and several talented underclassmen as well as upperclassmen who have returned to the team."...
Blackhawks compete at Dan Lennon (03/31/11)
VERMILLION, S.D. -The Hinton boys track team competed at the Dan Lennon Indoor track meet on Tuesday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion, S.D. Blake Hoefling won the 400-meter dash in 53.57 seconds. Hoefling was the lone winner for the Blackhawks. The only other top-eight finish for Hinton was turned in by Drew Schiltz, who completed the 800-meter run in 2:17.95...
College Athlete Update (03/31/11)
Throughout the season, the Le Mars Daily Sentinel will provide updates on former local athletes plying their trades at the college level. Baseball Morningside College: Tyler Candor, a Le Mars alum, is hitting .247 with five doubles and seven RBI for the Mustangs (14-12). Candor has appeared in 25 games, starting 23...
Margaretta Cook (03/31/11)
Margaretta Cook, 91, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at her home in Le Mars following a lengthy illness. Margaretta Tolman was born June 14, 1919, in Sheldon, the daughter of George and Hattie (Slanke) Tolman. She was raised in Orange City where she attended school. Later, she attended Northwestern College in Orange City and National Business Training College in Sioux City. After college, Margaretta lived and worked in California and Arizona before returning to Iowa...
Catherine 'Kate' Henrich (03/31/11)
Catherine (Kate) Henrich, 76, of Kingsley, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 4, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Mark Stoll officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Kingsley. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, with a rosary at 4 p.m., and a Scripture service at 7 p.m., all at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley...
Allen Lamb (03/31/11)
Allen Lamb, 50, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at his home in Sioux Falls. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Marie Wagner (03/31/11)
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 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...
Walter Westergard (03/31/11)
Walter Westergard, 88, of Hawarden, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden, with the Rev. Todd Bunge officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery in Hawarden. Visitation will be at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden beginning at noon Friday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m...
'The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated' (03/31/11)
"James Ross Clemens, a cousin of mine was seriously ill two or three weeks ago in London, but is well now. The report of my illness grew out of his illness, the report of my death was an exaggeration." -- Mark Twain Samuel Clemens, more commonly known by his pen name, Mark Twain, wrote that note in May, 1897. The confusion over who was sick led to some believing Twain had died...
News flash: Fresh food is good for you (03/31/11)
According to a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives this week, switching to a diet of fresh food (no canned or prepackaged items) reduces the level of two packaging chemicals that have been linked to hormone disruptors. Researchers from the Silent Spring Institute and Breast Cancer Fund in the US found that just three days living on a fresh food diet significantly reduced levels of the food packaging chemicals bisphenol A (BPA) and bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in children and adults.. ...
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