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Stories from Thursday, May 5, 2011

Children's Garden to give kids a taste of homegrown veggies (05/05/11)
At the hands of children and volunteers from the community, 2 acres of land in southern Le Mars are going to become one giant garden. And everyone is invited to help. Planting starts this Saturday at the Kenaley Family and Hy-Vee Children's Garden, free to any families or volunteers that want to participate...
Sale of Camp Quest brings back memories for director (05/05/11)
Editor's note: This story is the first of two featuring the history and people's memories of LCS' Camp Quest. The property will be sold this weekend. An auction at 10 a.m. this Saturday will close the book on a piece of Le Mars Community Schools educational history...
Windows add character to Drennen's corner lot home (05/05/11)
Only two families have lived in the one-story brick house at the corner of Fourth Avenue and North Lynn Drive Southeast in Le Mars. The uniquely shaped house, now owned by Glenda Drennen, is one of four featured on the 12th annual Historic House Tour this Saturday...
Friends of Gehlen ball largest in event's history (05/05/11)
What started as "A Toast to Tuscany" ended as "A Toast to Gehlen Catholic" this past Saturday at the 2011 Friends of Gehlen Catholic Ball. This year's attendance was 778, the largest in the event's history. The chairmen, Lenny and Kelli Flack and Bob and Kathy Nilles, presented a check of $210,283...
LCS' 2011 prom promises to be 'A Night in Paradise' (05/05/11)
Le Mars Community High School's 2011 Prom is almost here. This year's theme will be "A Night in Paradise." Promenade starts at 5:30 p.m. Saturday with the doors opening at 4:30 p.m. in the LCHS gym. Admission is $2 per person for the public. Line up for juniors and seniors and their dates starts at 4:30 p.m...
Public invited to State Large Group Music Festival at LCS (05/05/11)
Le Mars Community Schools will host the State Large Group Music Festival this Friday. The contest will feature both vocal and instrumental ensembles, with vocal groups performing in Carey Gymnasium and instrumental groups playing in the middle school auditorium...
Westhoff wins No. 2 singles at Lakes tourney (05/05/11)
SPENCER -- Erica Westhoff was the No. 2 singles champion and the Le Mars girls tennis team finished second at the Lakes Conference tennis meet in Spencer on Wednesday. "The weather was much like it was versus Spencer last Friday - very windy and cold for much of the day," said Le Mars coach Tracy Wingert, whose team finished second to Spirit Lake-Okoboji...
KP-WC boys bring home Western Valley Conference team title (05/05/11)
IDA GROVE -- The Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central boys track team claimed the Western Valley Conference title on Monday afternoon in Ida Grove. The KP-WC boys tallied 151.5 points to defeat Ridge View, which totaled 115.5 and placed second. IKM-Manning won the girls team title with 121 points...
Verdine Ehrp (05/05/11)
N. Verdine Ehrp, 95, of Remsen, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Verdine was born May 27, 1915, at Holstein, the son of Claus and Matilda (Rochau) Ehrp. Verdine was raised in the Holstein area and graduated from Holstein Public School in 1931. On Sept. 25, 1933, he enlisted into the U.S. Army National Guard and served until Aug. 12, 1939. During that time he moved to the Merrill area and started farming...
Marjorie 'Marge' Page (05/05/11)
Marjorie A. "Marge" Page, 93, of Kingsley, died Tuesday afternoon, May 3, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Kingsley. The Rev. Robert Blair and the Rev. Steven Swenson will officiate. Interment will be in the Kingsley Cemetery...
A comeback worthy of Rocky Balboa? (05/05/11)
Springtime is here, with summer soon to follow. It is time to put away the winter coat (I hope), clean up the yard, plant the garden and generally shake off the dark sleepiness that is winter. Part of this ritual usually involves travel. Travel for Easter, travel for Mother's Day, travel for graduations, travel for Memorial Day. That's just this month...
A comeback worthy of Rocky Balboa? (05/05/11)
Springtime is here, with summer soon to follow. It is time to put away the winter coat (I hope), clean up the yard, plant the garden and generally shake off the dark sleepiness that is winter. Part of this ritual usually involves travel. Travel for Easter, travel for Mother's Day, travel for graduations, travel for Memorial Day. That's just this month...
A sure bet (05/05/11)
There's a term that gamblers use -- "sucker bet" -- where the returns on a wager is significantly lower than the amount of money being bet. They are often used to lure inexperienced players to bet against large odds, lured by the prospect of "easy" money...
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