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Stories from Monday, September 19, 2011

Legislators focus on tax issues to spur job creation (09/19/11)
Local legislators see tax and regulation reforms as ways to help businesses create more jobs in Iowa. Both Iowa Rep. Chuck Soderberg (R-Le Mars) and Iowa Sen. Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) earned a 100 percent voting record in a recent Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) ranking...
Chalk fest makes the pavement come alive (09/19/11)
Le Mars artist Randy Becker leans over his work, blending the colors on a famous scene: Adam reaching out to receive life from the hand of God. Unlike Michelangelo, who created the original work about 500 years ago, Becker is using chalk. His canvas isn't the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, but the pavement of the Olson Cultural Event Center...
Supervisors make school election results official (09/19/11)
About 15 percent of Plymouth County registered voters cast their ballot in the school board elections last week. The Plymouth County Supervisors canvassed the elections at a special meeting last Friday making results of the voter turnout number of 2,487 official...
Children can learn booster seat safety at library (09/19/11)
Booster seat safety is on the agenda for a special storytime event at the Le Mars Public Library this week for kindergarten through second graders. The storytime will be from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Children will learn why it's important for them to sit in booster seats in the car...
The Banquet starts Wednesday at Rejoice! (09/19/11)
The free evening meal known as The Banquet returns to Rejoice! Community Church this week. Starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, the full meal with a main course, vegetables and dessert will be at the church, 1320 Third Ave. S.E., in Le Mars. People attending The Banquet can also take home free food for themselves or to share with someone...
Rosacker files for FVH Board (09/19/11)
A member of the Floyd Valley Hospital Board of Trustees is a candidate for election to a four-year term. Bill Rosacker, of Le Mars, returned completed nomination papers Wednesday to Le Mars City Clerk Bev Langel. There will be three openings on the hospital board for city elections Nov. 8...
Local sports schedule: September 19-24 (09/19/11)
Hinton, R-U XC at HMS Gehlen JV VB tourney Dakota Valley VB at Akron-Westfield Le Mars, RSM XC at Sheldon Western Christian VB at Le Mars Gehlen VB at A-W Hinton VB at OA-BCIG South O'Brien VB at Remsen-Union Spalding VB at RSM Hinton XC at MVAO Gehlen, K-P XC at Sioux Center...
Iowa High School Football Rankings (09/19/11)
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, Cedar Rapids Xavier 12. 12, Marshalltown 5. 13, Iowa City West 3. 13, Ames 3. 15, Des Moines Lincoln 2...
GAME OF THE WEEK: Battle of Remsen goes to R-U (09/19/11)
REMSEN -- This was Remsen's night, as the town's two schools faced each other on the football field. Then the lights went out. With Remsen-Union leading by two touchdowns early in the second quarter, the scoreboard and the concession stand both lost power and became dark. That still wouldn't stop the Rockets as they won the Class 8-Man District 1 game over Remsen St. Mary's 44-16 Friday in Remsen as the field lights stayed on...
VOLLEYBALL: Heelan tops Gehlen in CYO title clash (09/19/11)
LE MARS -- Second-rated (Class 1A) Gehlen Catholic threatened but second-ranked (Class 3A) Bishop Heelan came away with its 10th consecutive CYO volleyball title on Sunday evening in Le Mars. "We really let Game 1 slip away from us," Gehlen head coach Mike Meyer said. "We had a nice lead and we got stuck in one rotation and committed several unforced errors...
FOOTBALL: 'Dogs rally past Tigers for first win of season (09/19/11)
SPENCER -- The Le Mars Community coaching staff issued its football team a challenge during halftime of Friday's district contest at Spencer. "If you could turn this around, this would be a huge momentum swing for us," said head coach Jim Boyd, whose squad trailing the host Tigers 21-7 at the intermission. "I just asked them, 'Can you believe? Can you believe you can do this?'...
VOLLEYBALL: Hinton VB goes 3-2 at Cherokee tourney (09/19/11)
CHEROKEE -- The Hinton volleyball team shook off a pair of pool play losses to Sioux City North and MOC-Floyd Valley to post a 3-2 record at the Cherokee volleyball tournament on Saturday. The Blackhawks topped the North Stars 21-12 in the first set of the match before falling 21-19 and 16-14 to lose the match 2-1...
FOOTBALL: Blackhawks pound Rebels for first win of season (09/19/11)
HINTON -- Once the floodgates opened, it was tough to stop the Blackhawks. Westwood jumped to a quick 6-0 lead on Friday night in Hinton, but the host school rolled up 33 points in the second quarter en route to a 55-6 win. "We were waiting for everything to click and we finally started doing that in the second quarter," said Hinton co-head coach Steve Diediker, whose squad posted its first win of the season on Friday. ...
FOOTBALL: Panthers dominate Warriors in district win (09/19/11)
KINGSLEY -- The Panthers' Homecoming was a success. After Kingsley-Pierson had its daily Homecoming activities, it all came down to the game on Friday night. K-P's football players didn't disappoint on the conclusion of the big week. The Panthers controlled Friday night's game as they shut out Whiting 47-0 in Kingsley...
VOLLEYBALL: Lady Rockets serve up two wins at tourney (09/19/11)
RUTHVEN -- Weekends equal tournament play this time of the year for Remsen-Union volleyball. The Lady Rockets won a tournament just a week earlier and looked good at the Ruthven-Ayrshire tournament Saturday in Ruthven. The Lady Rockets lost their first tournament match of the day before winning their next two. They finished with a 2-1 record...
VOLLEYBALL: Second-ranked Lady Jays cruise to West Sioux tourney title (09/19/11)
HAWARDEN -- Second-ranked (Class 1A) Gehlen Catholic kept its record unblemished as it defeated Akron-Westfield in the West Sioux volleyball tournament championship on Saturday in Hawarden. The Lady Jays posted a 2-0 sweep over the Lady Westerners with wins of 25-10 and 25-15 to post a 4-0 record on the day...
FOOTBALL: Top-ranked Jays tear up Eagles in 62-19 win (09/19/11)
LE MARS -- Trevor Bouma wasted little time finding the end zone on Friday night. The Gehlen Catholic senior took five of his seven carries across the goal line as the top-ranked (Class A) Jays dismantled visiting Southeast Webster-Grand 62-19 in the final week of non-district play...
Lucille E. Harkness (09/19/11)
Lucille E. Harkness, 86, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at her home. Lucille Esther Moffatt was born Nov. 16, 1924, near Westfield, the daughter of George Christy and Esther Ann (Boyd) Moffatt. She attended rural school through the eighth grade and graduated salutatorian from Westfield High School in 1943. She later attended Westmar College in Le Mars...
Mary Ann Kelly (09/19/11)
Mary Ann Kelly, 86, of Le Mars, died early Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mary Ann Weber was born July 29, 1925, in Le Mars, the daughter of Victor and Anna (Wilhelmi) Weber. Mary Ann attended St. Joseph Catholic School through the 8th grade and graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1944...
Dorothy Coats (09/19/11)
Dorothy Coats, 83, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Gary Lee 'Schmitty' Schmitz (09/19/11)
Gary Lee "Schmitty" Schmitz, 73, of Remsen, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. Visitation will be anytime after 3 p.m. Wednesday, with a parish rosary at 4 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen...
Iowa Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report: For Week Ending: Saturday, Sep 17, 2011 (09/19/11)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (09/19/11)
Midwest Hay and Straw Co. - Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011: Maurice, IA (09/19/11)
Highway Safety and Cameras in the Houston Sky (09/19/11)
Crossover accidents on four lane highways are often deadly and many states have installed barriers to prevent vehicles from veering into oncoming traffic. Nationwide costs are as high as $200,000 per mile for cable, and concrete is at least double that, but Iowa is averaging $45,000 and $315,000 per mile, respectively. Iowa will soon have 220 miles of cable installed, estimated to save nine lives per year...
Wind powered recovery? (09/19/11)
Last week Gov. Terry Branstad touted Iowa's young wind energy industry as key to creating jobs over the next five years. Branstad, speaking to people attending a power supply workshop held by the American Wind Energy Association, said that up to 5,000 jobs in Iowa are already being supported by businesses involved in the manufacturing and development of wind power in Iowa. The governor said these businesses currently operate in 56 of Iowa's 99 counties...
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