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Stories from Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Voters keep incumbents on LCS school board, Zenk joins (09/14/11)
Incumbents came out on top in Tuesday's school board election. Voters returned Patrick Murphy and Mark Stelzer, both of Le Mars, to two contested at-large school board seats, according to unofficial results from the Plymouth County Auditor's Office...
LCS voters say 'yes' to instructional support levy (09/14/11)
Local voters passed an instructional support levy (ISL) Tuesday that Le Mars Community School officials say will help preserve educational programs and student-teacher ratios. The unofficial count placed the ISL ahead with roughly 53 percent of the vote, a tally of 961-852, according to the Plymouth County Auditor's Office...
Local man 'plants seeds' of faith in war-ravaged area (09/14/11)
A Le Mars man who works on construction projects in Kosovo hopes to lay a foundation for Christian faith. Jim Conley's short-term mission trip took him and Greg Law, of Remsen, to the Rugova Mountains of western Kosovo, formerly a part of Yugoslavia...
Supervisors appoint township officials (09/14/11)
The Plymouth County Supervisors appointed two township clerks and a trustee during their meeting Tuesday. Roger Hawkins, 11373 Nature Ave., Le Mars, was appointed as Elgin Township clerk to replace Dave Hawkins, who passed away. Justin Schoenrock, 32458 K-49, Hinton, was appointed Lincoln Township clerk to replace Harrold Binneboese, who retired...
LCS board sets goals on instruction and facilities plans (09/14/11)
Le Mars Community School District board members reviewed and approved the 2011-12 Annual District Goals and Board Activities at Monday's board meeting. The board set four goals and directions for achieving each of those goals. In the first goal, district teachers and staff will continue their work to increase the percentage of students considered proficient in reading, writing, math and science. ...
September sun bather (09/14/11)
Fundraiser for T&I program is Thursday (09/14/11)
A fundraiser to benefit the Le Mars Community Schools Trades and Industries program will be held Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at at the T&I Building, 410 Fourth St. S.E., in Le Mars. The supper, sponsored by the school district and the T&I Booster Club, is a pulled pork sandwich meal...
VOLLEYBALL: No. 2 Gehlen sweeps R-U 3-0 (09/14/11)
LE MARS -- Remsen-Union took a quick 2-0 lead in the first game of Tuesday's War Eagle Conference match against Gehlen Catholic. When the second-rated (Class 1A) Lady Jays answered, however, their response was powerful. Gehlen Catholic went on an 11-0 run to take control of the set en route to posting a 3-0 league win over Remsen-Union...
CROSS COUNTRY: Schiltz races to top finish at Woodbury Central (09/14/11)
MOVILLE -- Drew Schiltz does not stick out in a race. The Hinton junior was a similar size to many of his competitors at the Woodbury Central Invitational Tuesday on the Meadows Golf Course in Moville, but Schiltz showed stamina and athleticism that is needed in cross country. With more than 60 other competitors, Schiltz stood out as he raced to a first-place finish in 17 minutes and 10.72 seconds...
VOLLEYBALL: Lady 'Dogs open Lakes play with 3-0 win (09/14/11)
SPENCER -- The Le Mars Community volleyball team served up a 3-0 Lakes Conference win in its league debut at Spencer Tuesday. The Lady 'Dogs dominated the Tigers from the service line as they missed only three serves in the match. "(Serving) makes all the difference in a lot of matches," Le Mars coach Susan Irwin said. "Our serving was just awesome."...
VOLLEYBALL: Hinton sweeps HMS in WEC play (09/14/11)
HARTLEY -- The Hinton volleyball team survived a lengthy road trip to Hartley and brought home a War Eagle Conference win Tuesday. The Blackhawks posted a 3-0 win over the Hawks of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn as they kept their WEC record unblemished at 4-0...
CROSS COUNTRY: Theisen leads Lady 'Dogs to second at Storm Lake (09/14/11)
STORM LAKE -- The Le Mars Community girls cross country team continued its successful season with a second-place finish at the Storm Lake Invitational on Tuesday afternoon. "The girls had another great night," Le Mars coach Adam Moss said. "We had some stiff competition with Unity Christian, MOC-Floyd Valley, Algona and Spencer all running. The girls are starting to prove to themselves that they belong with some of the best teams in the area."...
CROSS COUNTRY: Wankum leads local runners at Woodbury Central Invite (09/14/11)
MOVILLE -- Meadows Golf Course in Moville is in Woodbury County, but some local runners looked as if they were right at home. Molly Wankum of Gehlen Catholic, Haley Grenko of Hinton, Nicki Schwarz of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen-Union and Leah Ellensohn of Gehlen Catholic are all local runners who finished in the top six at the Woodbury Central Invitational in Moville on Tuesday...
Wayne E. Weber (09/14/11)
Wayne E. Weber, 79, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars following a brief illness. Wayne Ernest Weber was born Jan. 9, 1932, on the family farm south of Le Mars, the son of Ernest Arthur and Lila Winifred (Darville) Weber. He attended country school and later graduated from Le Mars High School in 1950...
Bohy-Nelson (09/14/11)
Brena Bohy, of Le Mars and David Nelson, of Ellendale, N.D., announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Brena is the daughter of Mike and Heidi Geringer of Le Mars. David is the son of Milton and Karen Douglas, of Buffalo, S.D. The couple is planning a Dec. 17, 2011, wedding at Rock Solid Assembly in Le Mars...
Brown-McManus (09/14/11)
Kristin Brown and Kyle McManus, of West Des Moines, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The couple are planning an Oct. 1, 2011, wedding. Kristin is the daughter of Doug and Janet Brown, of Cherokee, and Kathy Stahl of Le Mars. She is a 2004 graduate of Washington High School in Cherokee and a 2010 graduate of AIB College of Business in Des Moines, where she earned a bachelor's of business administration degree. ...
Floy-Varenhorst (09/14/11)
Mark and Pam Floy of Le Mars announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Samantha of Overland Park, Kan., and Kent Varenhorst, also of Overland Park. Kent is the son of Daniel and Cherie Varenhorst of Le Mars. The couple will be married in a Sept. 24, 2011, ceremony at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. The reception with cocktails, dinner and dancing will begin at 5 p.m. at Bev's on the River in Sioux City...
Iowa Soybean Processor report (09/14/11)
Pass the pastels, please (09/14/11)
Art comes in many forms. From traditional painting and sculpture to theater and music, there are literally thousands of ways for people to express themselves. This Saturday and Sunday, Le Mars will host its third annual Chalk Art Festival. This particular form of art is quite literally street art. Participants make creations on the sidewalk and street in downtown Le Mars...
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