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Stories from Wednesday, April 6, 2011

County supervisors expected to remain, despite redistricting (04/06/11)
Like the state, Plymouth County must draw new district boundaries for elections following the 2010 Census. Unlike the state, county officials don't think there will be any changes in board members when it comes to the five supervisors who currently represent the county...
Easter egg hunts set for April 23 (04/06/11)
Kids ages 2-14 will all have their chance to hunt for Easter eggs in Le Mars on Saturday, April 23. There will be three age groups hunting for eggs. The first age groups, 2-3 year olds and 4-6 year olds, will start a hunt at 10 a.m. at Westmar Memorial Park, which is just west of the Veteran's Memorial Park on 10th Street Southeast...
LCS Teacher of the Year (04/06/11)
Le Mars Community High School band instructor Curt Ohrlund was surprised Tuesday when LCSD Foundation representative Tom Bjorge and LCS Alumni Association president Janice Renken presented him with the Decades of Excellence Crystal Bell Award recognizing him as Teacher of the Year at LCS. ...
Northwest Electric moves into Le Mars facility (04/06/11)
Northwest Electric is officially announcing the opening of its new location in Le Mars. The new site is 20879 Lake Ave., about three-fourths of a mile east of Highway 75 on County Road C-38. Previously, the industrial electromechanical company had one of its facilities in Merrill. The company recently decided to shift that location to Le Mars...
New plan adds parking near Franklin (04/06/11)
The vehicle congestion around Franklin Elementary School in Le Mars when school lets out each day is "pretty dramatic." That's according to City Administrator Scott Langel, who presented plans for a new solution at the Tuesday Le Mars City Council meeting...
Westra honored at Main Street awards celebration (04/06/11)
Theresa Westra, of Le Mars, was honored as a Main Street Volunteer of the Year at the annual Main Street Iowa Awards celebration April 1. Westra was among 43 individuals, couples and groups selected by their communities for outstanding dedication and volunteer service benefiting the local Main Street program...
READY, SET, RAKE! (04/06/11)
Fifth graders at Franklin Elementary rake leaves around the block surrounding the school last Friday, under the supervision of teachers Benji Kasel (pictured) and Mary Boehmer. Kasel came up with the idea of having the students rake. It creates a sense of community pride and helps the school look nice for spring, he said...
Service Awards (04/06/11)
Plymouth County employees received 2010 Years of Service Awards Tuesday from the county supervisors. Pictured from left are Jeff TeBrink, sheriff's deputy, Ken Ahlers and Robert Hughes, secondary road department, Mike Van Otterloo, sheriff, all with 20 years of service; Linda Dobson, treasurer, 30 years; and Dennis Sohl, conservation department, 35 years. Not pictured is Jeff Jurgensmeier, secondary road department, 15 years...
KP-WC girls claim team title at MMC Co-Ed Relays (04/06/11)
MARCUS -- The Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central girls track team won the MMC Co-ed Relays on Tuesday in Marcus. Akron-Westfield finished fourth overall at the five-team meet. A-W senior Sarah Parkinson finished second in the discus with a toss of 85-4, while KP-WC's Hannah Seggerman was third with 72-11...
Lady Bulldogs take team title (04/06/11)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars girls track team claimed the team title at its own invitational meet for the second year in a row. The Lady Bulldogs won gold in just two events but nonetheless tallied the 116 points necessary to best the competition. Second year head coach Tami Dunn believes the difference came in the 1,500-meter run near the end of the meet...
Gehlen Catholic girls, Le Mars boys place second at Dutch Relays (04/06/11)
ORANGE CITY -- The Gehlen Catholic girls and Le Mars Community boys track teams each took second place in their respective divisions at the Dutch Relays hosted by MOC-Floyd Valley Tuesday in Orange City. The Lady Jays tallied 125 points to finish second behind Sibley-Ocheyedan in the Class B girls division...
Blackhawks place fifth at SB-L (04/06/11)
SERGEANT BLUFF -- The Hinton boys track team placed fifth at Tuesday's meet hosted by Sergeant Bluff-Luton. Head coach Steve Diediker said that he took a different approach at this meet than when the Blackhawks won their class at Friday's Ridge View Relays...
Bulldogs blank Black Raiders 9-0 in debut (04/06/11)
SIOUX CITY -- The Le Mars boys tennis team rolled over Sioux City East on Tuesday as the Bulldogs routed the Black RAiders 9-0 in the season opener for both squads in Sioux City. "It wasn't anything fancy," said Le Mars coach Bill Dalton, whose team went 9-2 last season. "We got some ways to go. We need to improve in every area, and between the first and second match that's where you get improvement."...
Hinton girls overcome first meet jitters to defeat A-W (04/06/11)
HINTON -- The Hinton girls golf team overcame whatever nerves may have been present to defeat Akron-Westfield 200-224 in the War Eagle Conference opener for both teams on Tuesday at Deer Run Golf Course. "There was no excuse - the weather was perfect," Hinton coach Julie Clausen said. "We had some first meet jitters, so hopefully we can work through those as a team."...
KP-WC boys, girls take team titles at MMC Co-Ed Relays (04/06/11)
MARCUS -- The Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central boys track team won the five-team Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Co-ed Relays on Tuesday in Marcus with 239 points. Akron-Westfield finished second with 138 points while the host Eagles were third with 107. Remsen St. Mary's claimed 17 points and Spalding Catholic finished with 14 points...
Blackhawks tally pair of wins (04/06/11)
HINTON -- The Hinton boys golf team took advantage of Tuesday's sunny spring weather to pick up a pair of victories over visiting Akron-Westfield and Lawton-Bronson at Deer Run Golf Course. The Blackhawks shot a 164 to defeat A-W (182) and L-B (187)...
Lady 'Dogs defeat Crusaders 7-2 in 2011 tennis debut (04/06/11)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars girls tennis team opened its season with a 7-2 win over visiting Bishop Heelan on Tuesday at the Le Mars Country Club. "The weather was perfect for tennis," Le Mars coach Tracy Wingert said. "It was nice winning our first meet, but we have plenty to work on in practice this week."...
Bradley C. Geringer (04/06/11)
Bradley C. Geringer, 40, of Le Mars, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness. Private family services will be held at a later date. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Bradley's family with arrangements...
Joan Grothe (04/06/11)
Joan Grothe, 57, died unexpectedly Monday, April 4, 2011, at her residence in Le Mars. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. The Rev. Matt Hewitt of St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars will officiate. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars...
Doris Wright Ludwigs (04/06/11)
Doris Wright Ludwigs, 97, of Le Mars, died Sunday, April 3, 2011 at her son's home near Remsen. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, with the Rev. Tim Geitz of Grace Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be at Union Township Cemetery. Visitations will be Thursday from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home...
Phyllis Stoos (04/06/11)
Phyllis Stoos, 87, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Phyllis Evelyn Reints was born Dec. 21, 1923, in Le Mars, the daughter of Henry and Anna Marie (Wilhelmi) Reints. Phyllis attended country school near the family farm north of Le Mars. She loved learning; especially math class. She later received her GED and continued her education at Westmar College...
Brendan and Mallory Berkenpas (04/06/11)
Mallory Baack and Brendan Berkenpas of Le Mars were united in married Oct. 30, 2010, at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Timothy Geitz officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony. Mallory is the daughter of Jim and Brenda Baack and Brendan is the son of Jeff and Darla Berkenpas, all of Le Mars...
Joshua and Erica Wilson (04/06/11)
Erica Elaine McDougall and Joshua Paul Wilson, of Estherville, were united in marriage Jan. 15, 2011, at United Methodist Church of Le Mars. Pastor Jason Larson officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony. Erica is the daughter of Shayne and Helena McDougall and Craig and Connie Hoffman, of Le Mars. Joshua is the son of Greg and Paula Wilson of Albert Lea, Minn...
Nitzschke-Hoffman (04/06/11)
Rod and Cheri Nitzschke of Remsen announce the engagement of their daughter, Alicia, of Remsen, and Alex Hoffman of Remsen. Alex is the son of Ron and the late Cami Hoffman of Remsen. The couple is planning a 2 p.m. ceremony on July 2, 2011, at St. Mary's Church in Remsen. The reception will follow at the Avalon Ballroom, Remsen...
Osterbuhr-Hull (04/06/11)
Byron and Joan Osterbuhr of Le Mars announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amy K. Osterbuhr to Michael L. Hull, son of Luella Hull of Manning and Larry and Kathy Hull of Harlan. The couple is planning a June 11, 2011, wedding at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars...
The weather can kill you (04/06/11)
The winds of change blew pretty darn hard on Sunday and Monday as competing warm and cold fronts battled over the midwest, including Iowa. On Sunday, as the cold front moved through, we had a high of 63 degrees early in the day, while temperatures rose to over 80 in Central and Southern Iowa...
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