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Stories from Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Plueger honored by state for work to stop drugged drivers (05/10/11)
Are you driving around high on drugs? You don't want to meet Dan Plueger, an officer with the Le Mars Police. Plueger is a trained drug recognition expert and is behind a number of successful arrests and prosecutions of people driving drugged. In fact, he was recently recognized at the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau conference in Des Moines for his outstanding work as a drug recognition expert in northwest Iowa...
Grant will help purchase Five Ridge Prairie acres (05/10/11)
A Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act grant will help pay for a 156-acre addition to the Five Ridge Prairie State Preserve. Plymouth County Conservation was awarded $97,000 to help purchase the roughly $400,000 addition, said Dennis Sohl, county conservation director...
Photo exhibit of Iowa's fallen soldiers coming to Le Mars (05/10/11)
"Remembering Our Fallen" Details Will be on display at Plymouth County Courthouse May 24 - 30, 2011 Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F Open Memorial Day No charge
Bretey, Luksan perform in All-Iowa Middle School Honor Band (05/10/11)
Two students from Le Mars will perform in the All-Iowa Middle School Honor Band this Thursday in Des Moines. Michaela Bretey, an eighth grade student at Gehlen Catholic Schools, will play trumpet. She is the daughter of Keith and Teri Bretey. Aimee Luksan, an eighth grade student at Le Mars Community Middle School, will play percussion. She is the daughter of Don and Marsha Luksan...
LCS music groups take I's at large group festival (05/10/11)
Le Mars Community School large group music ensembles excelled at the State Large Group Music Festival held in Le Mars Friday. "All groups earned Division I or Superior ratings," said vocal music instructor Randy Ewing. "It was an awesome evening for all the Le Mars groups."...
War Eagle golf: Blackhawks win War Eagle golf title (05/10/11)
PRIMGHAR -- The Hinton boys golf team won the War Eagle Conference tournament on Tuesday in Primghar, and all six varsity players earned medals as the Blackhawks claimed their first tourney title since the 2007 season. "We had a really balanced effort," Hinton coach Bruce Held said. "Nobody shot super low, but everyone was right at 80 (strokes)...the kids are excited. It gives them a lot of confidence going into (the sectional tournament on) Friday."...
District/regional track & field preview: Local tracksters vie for state berths (05/10/11)
State track and field qualifiers will be decided on Thursday evening across the state of Iowa and athletes from seven Plymouth County high schools will strive for season-best performances as they vie for trips to compete on the blue oval in Des Moines next week...
Track & Field leaderboard (05/10/11)
The following are the season-best performances turned in for each event in each district featuring Plymouth County high schools. Class 1A District 7 - Hinton Teams: Ar-We-Va, Boyer Valley, Charter Oak-Ute, Hinton, Lawton-Bronson, River Valley, Siouxland Community Christian, West Harrison, West Monona, Westwood, Whiting, Woodbine...
Tennis: Bulldogs sweep Lakes tennis schedule (05/10/11)
LE MARS -- With prom this past Saturday and the district tournament looming on Thursday, it could have been easy for the Le Mars boys tennis team to look past visiting Estherville-Lincoln Central on Monday. The Bulldogs had already clinched the Lakes Conference regular season and conference tournament titles, but they still had one more regular season goal: a perfect record...
Tennis: District foes familiar for senior-laden Bulldogs (05/10/11)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars boys tennis team will now turn its attention to the district tournament which begins on Thursday at 9 a.m. in Spencer. The field includes Lakes rivals Cherokee, Estherville-Lincoln Central, Spencer, Spirit Lake and Storm Lake, as well as Denison-Schleswig and Bishop Heelan...
Lakes track: 'Dogs finish second at Lakes track meet (05/10/11)
EMMETSBURG -- Le Mars had three Lakes Conference champions as the boys track team raced to a runner-up finish at Monday's league meet in Emmetsburg. Two other Bulldogs earned individual all-conference honors as did Le Mars' shuttle hurdle relay quartet...
Track: Hinton boys win Heartland Relays title (05/10/11)
MARCUS -- The Hinton boys track team raced to a first-place finish in a final tune-up for Thursday's district meet on Monday afternoon in Marcus. Hinton tallied 177 points to win the meet while Akron-Westfield placed second with 106. Jake Barkley won the discus with a spin of 125-7 while teammate Mitch Hoefling added second-place points with a throw of 121-5...
War Eagle golf: Gehlen's Nemmers leads team to second at WEC tourney (05/10/11)
ORANGE CITY -- Mollie Nemmers earned the first-place medal as she led the Gehlen Catholic girls golf team to a second-place showing at the War Eagle Conference tournament on Monday at Landsmeer Golf Course in Orange City. West Sioux finished first with a team score of 377. Gehlen was four strokes back with a 381 while reigning champion Hinton finished tied for third with Akron-Westfield with scores of 406. Remsen-Union was sixth with a 438 while Remsen St. Mary's did not register a team score...
Lakes golf: Betsworth leads Lady Bulldogs at Lakes Conference golf meet (05/10/11)
SPIRIT LAKE -- The Le Mars girls golf team finished fifth at the eight-team Lakes Conference meet at Okoboji Golf Course in Spirit Lake on Monday. Host Spirit Lake won the meet with a team score of 354. Le Mars tallied a team score of 439. Steph Betsworth shot a 92 to finish fourth overall and earn a medal...
Tennis: Lady 'Dogs top Midgets 6-3 in Lakes play (05/10/11)
ESTHERVILLE -- The Le Mars girls tennis team wrapped up its regular season with a 6-3 win over Estherville-Lincoln Central on Monday in Estherville. Carolyn Ahlers dropped the No. 1 singles match, but Erica Westhoff won 10-1 at No. 2. Stephanie Young, Catie Meis and Hannah Lang each won their matches while Sophie Arens lost at No. 6...
Track: Hinton girls win team title at Heartland Relays (05/10/11)
MARCUS -- The Hinton girls track team won the Heartland Relays team title on Monday in Marcus. Akron-Westfield finished fourth. The Hinton 4x800 relay team of Lauren Hedlund, Karlie Vande Hoef, Krista Ommen and Marisa Begnoche was first in 10:54.54. The shuttle hurdle relay team of Jesse Poss, Brittany Stampe, Brylee Schindel and Haley Grenko finished first in 1:18.55...
Lakes track: Lady Bulldogs win four golds at Lakes Conference meet (05/10/11)
EMMETSBURG -- The Le Mars girls track team crowned four Lakes Conference champions en route to a third-place team finish at the annual league track meet in Emmetsburg on Monday. Emily Anderson won the 100-meter hurdles in 15.53 seconds after leading the shuttle hurdle relay team to a Lakes Conference title. The quartet ran the race in 1:09.74...
Lakes golf: Bulldogs finish fifth at Lakes golf tourney (05/10/11)
SPIRIT LAKE -- The Le Mars boys golf team finished fifth at the eight-team Lakes Conference golf meet on Monday at Brooks Golf Course in Spirit Lake. Jay Monahan of Spencer won his fourth Lakes Conference title. Monahan becomes the second player ever to win the title four times, joining Le Mars' Brian Schultz as the only other golfer to do so...
Betty R. Bjorge (05/10/11)
Betty R. Bjorge, 93, of Cherokee, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at her home. Betty was born Nov. 20, 1917, to George and Cecil (Waddell) Dunn at Cherokee. She graduated from Cherokee Wilson High School in 1933. She then attended Iowa State Teacher's College for two years and received a teaching degree...
Harry W. Christensen (05/10/11)
Harry W. Christensen, 81, of Le Mars, and formerly of Ord and Stromsburg, Neb., died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Evangelical Free Church in Stromsburg, Neb., with the Rev. ...
Joyce E. Grenier (05/10/11)
Joyce E. Grenier, 83, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. ...
Young people, lifestyles and stroke (05/10/11)
Think "stroke" and we usually think about an elderly relative or friend who may have suffered one. Maybe that's why some experts have taken to using what they think is a more accurate descriptive term, "brain attack," which is what happens when the arteries leading to the brain are blocked or rupture...
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