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Stories from Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Despite rain, music fest finishes on good note (09/06/11)
A few final fiddle strains and notes of plucked banjo hum over the Plymouth County Fairgrounds after the National Old Time Country Music Festival wrapped up for the year this weekend. The festival drew about 20,000 people, according to organizer Bob Everhart, of Anita...
KC Phonothon ready to call (09/06/11)
The 32nd Annual KC Phonothon for Persons with Disabilities will be held Wednesday. Knights of Columbus members from Plymouth County will be calling county residents for donations, which will benefit Life Skills Training Center in Le Mars and the Iowa Special Olympics program...
Flooding detours some campers into local campgrounds (09/06/11)
Families who chose area campgrounds as a summer destination found some of their campground neighbors were flood victims and contractors working in flooded areas. The flood-related champing change contributed to a busy summer at the modern and primitive campgrounds of the Plymouth County Conservation Board's Hillview Recreation Area, west of Hinton...
Hospital trustee is first to file (09/06/11)
The first candidate to file for re-election in November is a member of the Floyd Valley Hospital Board of Trustees. Larry Petersen, of Le Mars, returned completed nomination papers to Le Mars City Clerk Bev Langel Sept. 2. Petersen is seeking another four-year term on the five-member hospital board...
Schools urged to plan to reduce damage from hazards (09/06/11)
Meetings are being held throughout Plymouth County to prepare a plan to reduce the impact of disasters. Kristi Quinn, of the Siouxland Regional Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO), is hosting meetings in five northwest Iowa counties, including Plymouth County, to gather information for a project known as a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan...
Local sports schedule: September 8-12 (09/06/11)
Le Mars VB at SB-L (triangular with SC East) K-P VB at R-U Storm Lake FB at Le Mars Gehlen FB at West Hancock Hinton FB at Manson NW Webster Akron-Westfield FB at North Iowa Kingsley-Pierson FB at Remsen St. Mary's Remsen-Union FB at Newell-Fonda Gehlen , K-P, RSM XC at Holstein (CYO)...
Iowa High School Football Rankings (09/06/11)
The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2011 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: Others receiving votes: 11, Eldridge North Scott 6. 12, Muscatine 5. 13, Marshalltown 4. 13, Cedar Rapids Washington 4. 15, Davenport Assumption 3. 16, Urbandale 1...
FOOTBALL: No. 2 Jays roll past Blackhawks 44-8 (09/06/11)
HINTON -- Second-ranked (Class A) Gehlen Catholic may have held a 24-0 halftime advantage over rival Hinton in Friday's Week 2 showdown, but head coach Tony Gunter and the Jays were not pleased with their play in the first half. "You can't be happy when you play like we did in the first half," said Gunter, whose Jays posted a 44-8 win over the Blackhawks on Friday in Hinton. "You can't look at the scoreboard. You've gotta look at how you played and we didn't play well."...
VOLLEYBALL: No. 2 Lady Jays knock off No. 8 Orabs at tourney (09/06/11)
SHELDON -- The second-ranked (Class 1A) Lady Jays of Gehlen Catholic went undefeated at Saturday's volleyball tournament in Sheldon. "The girls and I were very pleased with the level of play that we achieved," said Gehlen head coach Mike Meyer, whose Lady Jays improved to 8-0 on the season with six victories on Saturday. ...
FOOTBALL: Warriors drop Bulldogs 27-21 (09/06/11)
LE MARS -- The young Bulldogs took advantage of early miscues by the visiting Warriors to take a 14-0 lead in the second quarter of their home opener. But Sioux Center rolled off 27 straight points before Le Mars found another answer and the Warriors claimed a 27-21 win at Jim Lorenzen Field Friday...
FOOTBALL: A-W drops first game of year at L-B (09/06/11)
LAWTON -- Akron-Westfield surrendered 21 points in the first quarter en route to its first loss of the 2011 season. The Westerners, who jumped into the Class A rankings at No. 10 last week, dropped a 42-19 decision to the Eagles of Lawton-Bronson in Week 2 action Friday...
FOOTBALL: K-P shows stamina in 20-19 OT win over Boyer Valley (09/06/11)
KINGSLEY-- Cody Kuchel and Colin Henrich both knew the stakes were high. So they both lived up to the pressure. In one of the most exciting games in Iowa last Friday night in Kingsley, Boyer Valley and Kingsley-Pierson went into overtime. On the first possession of OT, BV scored a touchdown, but Kuchel blocked the point after touchdown kick. ...
FOOTBALL: Rockets run to 58-8 rout of Bobcats (09/06/11)
REMSEN -- In his six years as the Remsen-Union head coach, Colin Youde did something he has never done in a game in his coaching career. His team didn't pass the football. "Our rushing game was going strong," Youde said. "We played well." Remsen-Union indeed had it going on against Charter Oak-Ute last Friday night. R-U gained 361 yards on the ground in the 58-8 win in a non-district game in Remsen...
FOOTBALL: Hawks fall to Wolves 31-6 (09/06/11)
LAKE PARK-- Many times, turnovers are a coach's worst nightmare. A Harris-Lake Park turnover on its first possession made Remsen St. Mary's coach Brad Gralheer smile. RSM got a touchdown on that possession to start the non-district game with a 6-0 lead on the road in Lake Park Friday night. Then three turnovers hit Gralheer's team as RSM lost 31-6 to Harris-Lake Park...
Marjorie 'Marg' Wych (09/06/11)
Marjorie "Marg" Wych, 87, of Akron, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Marjorie Arlene Daniel was born Aug. 20, 1924, on the family farm in Elkhorn Township near Kingsley, the daughter of John and Gladys (Porsch) Daniel. She attended country school near Kingsley and later high school in Kingsley where she graduated from Kingsley High School...
Sister Mary Marcia Wilhelmi, RSM (09/06/11)
Sister Mary Marcia Wilhelmi, RSM, of Farmington Hills, Mich., formerly of Le Mars, died peacefully Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011, at McAuley Center in Farmington Hills. She was 89 years of age and had been a Sister of Mercy for 72 years. Born to Frank and Mary (Block) Wilhelmi on Oct. 21, 1921, in Seney, Sister Marcia grew up in a farming community where she attended the Struble public schools...
Gladys Schulz (09/06/11)
Gladys Schulz, 82, of Merrill, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Gladys Plueger was born June 28, 1929, in Brunsville, the daughter of Fred and Minnie (Weber) Plueger. She received her education at Le Mars High School. On May 6, 1948, Gladys and Lester "Bud" Schulz were united in marriage at Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township), rural Le Mars. They made their home on a farm west of Merrill...
Ilene L. Nelson (09/06/11)
Ilene L. Nelson, 91, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methoodist Church of Le Mars with the Rev. John Battern officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Addie Luken (09/06/11)
Addie Luken, 85, of Le Mars, formerly of Craig, died peacefully at her home Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. The former Addie Rose Burris was born Dec. 25, 1925, in Akron, the daughter of Claude and Mary (Burke) Burris. She grew up in Akron and graduated from Akron Public High School...
JoAnn D. Janssen (09/06/11)
JoAnn D. Janssen, 77, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Daniel 'Beanie' Huls (09/06/11)
Daniel "Beanie" Huls, 54 of Le Mars died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at his home in Le Mars. Daniel Dean Huls, "Beanie" as he was known to family and friends, was born Jan. 30, 1957, in Le Mars, the son of Floyd and Marcella (Orban) Huls. Beanie graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School with the Class of 1976...
LaVern C. Heesch (09/06/11)
LaVern Carl Heesch, 82, of Daly City, Calif., formerly of Marcus, died Aug. 17, 2011, at Daly City, Calif., following a brief illness. Graveside services were held Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Marcus, with the Rev. James Gruber officiating. Military honors were conducted by the F.I. Goodburn American Legion Post #517...
Anita Bergquist (09/06/11)
Anita Mae (Sorgdrager) Bergquist, 40, of Sioux City, formerly of Merrill, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at her father's home in Merrill. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Anita's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Iowa Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report: For Week Ending: Saturday, Sep 03, 2011 (09/06/11)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (09/06/11)
Let's Bury a Tradition, Not Another Child (09/06/11)
I was just ten on that chilly April day in 1944 when my brother John gave me an ill-advised bumpy "tour" of the cattle yard in the 30" bucket of the Caswell loader mounted on our "M." I was reminded of that day when I saw a picture (Daily Sentinel, 8-1-2011)) of a Farmall "H" with a similar loader at the fairgrounds...
School board elections matter (09/06/11)
A week from today, voters in the five public school districts in the county will head to the polls to decide who will represent them on the school board. Voters will also decide the fate of a levy for Western Iowa Tech Community College and in Le Mars the Instructional Support Levy will be on the ballot...
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