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Stories from Monday, October 17, 2011

Road work to close part of 320th Street (10/17/11)
A section of 320th Street will close to through traffic at 9 a.m. Tuesday for bridge work. The road will be closed from South Ridge Road to Forest Road while an existing bridge is replaced with a culvert pipe. The project is expected to be completed by the end of October...
Iowa's texting and driving ban: Why isn't it working? (10/17/11)
It may be illegal in Iowa, but people are still texting and driving, according to local authorities. "You've probably seen plenty of people driving down the road where you can tell they're using some type of a communication device -- they're crossing the center line or going off onto the shoulder, and they're doing it quite a bit within a short time frame," said State Patrol Sgt. Brad Krei. "They're just not focused on the task at hand, which is driving a car."...
Local expert helps students keep fire where it belongs (10/17/11)
Plymouth Country residents know Scott Moats as the manager of The Nature Conservancy's Broken Kettle Grasslands Preserve near Westfield. But Moats is also one of the nation's foremost authorities on "prescribed" or deliberate, controlled prairie fires...
November gala is a Hollywood night in Le Mars (10/17/11)
A Hollywood-style fundraiser is planned next month to enhance emergency care in Le Mars. The Floyd Valley Hospital Foundation Board's 2011 Gala, "A Night in Hollywood," will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 in the upper level of the Le Mars Convention Center. Professional singer and actor Randy Peters and about 10 of his friends will perform a musical review of songs from the golden age of Hollywood musicals, according to Ann Cole-Nelson, hospital community relations manager...
Good Samaritan unveils remodeling project Wednesday (10/17/11)
Good Samaritan Society - Le Mars will celebrate the completion of a building addition and renovation project at the Brentwood Center at Wednesday's Chamber Coffee. The coffee and open house, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., will also show plans for the center's upcoming further renovations at the Brentwood Center, offering short-term rehabilitation therapy stays and long-term nursing care...
Rejoice! to offer free meal this week (10/17/11)
Everyone is invited to enjoy The Banquet at Rejoice! Community Church Wednesday. The free meal, with free food to take home, starts at 6 p.m. at the church, 1320 Third Ave. S.E., in Le Mars. All are invited to enjoy food and fellowship and encouraged to bring family and friends...
War Eagle Conference Volleyball (10/17/11)
Iowa High School Football Rankings (10/17/11)
The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2010 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: Others receiving votes: 11, Pleasant Valley 10. 12, Iowa City West 3. 13, Cedar Rapids Washington 2. 13, Marshalltown 2. 15, Council Bluffs Lincoln 1. 15, Davenport Assumption 1...
FOOTBALL: Top-ranked Jays rush to 8-0 (10/17/11)
LE MARS -- The Gehlen Catholic football team started Friday's game against Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn much differently than the Jays and their fans expected. "We didn't score in the first quarter," said Gehlen coach Tony Gunter, whose top-ranked Jays remained undefeated on the season with a 26-0 win over the visiting Eagles. "We fumbled on our opening drive, Marcus got the ball and proceeded to work on the clock. We get the ball back after holding them and we fumble again."...
FOOTBALL: R-U charges past Laurens-Marathon 52-20 (10/17/11)
REMSEN -- With two one-loss teams in the district playing each other in Week 8, this was a pressure game. The Rockets of Remsen-Union showed they could handle that pressure Friday night in Remsen. The Rockets went out to a quick lead and kept it up over Laurens-Marathon. R-U won the Class 8-Man District 1 game 52-20...
CROSS COUNTRY: Lady 'Dogs race to fourth at Unity Invite (10/17/11)
ORANGE CITY -- In a final tuneup before this week's state-qualifying races, the Le Mars Community and Gehlen Catholic cross country teams competed in a stacked one-class tournament hosted by Unity Christian on Friday. The Le Mars girls tallied a fourth-place team finish behind ranked teams in Unity Christian (Class 2A No. 1) and MOC-Floyd Valley (Class 3A No. 10) as well as Sioux Center...
FOOTBALL: Crusaders blank 'Dogs (10/17/11)
SIOUX CITY -- The opportunities were there, but the points never came. "We're going up and down the field, but we just can't put it in the end zone, and then we give them easy touchdowns," said Le Mars head coach Jim Boyd, whose Bulldogs dropped a 38-0 decision on the road against No. 5 (Class 3A) Bishop Heelan on Friday. "The score doesn't tell you how we played that ball game...
CROSS COUNTRY: WC/K-P/L-B runners place fourth, sixth at WVC meet (10/17/11)
MOVILLE -- Although the district meet isn't for another five days, the Woodbury Central/Kingsley-Pierson/Lawton-Bronson cross country team had one more big meet. Performing well in the Western Valley Conference meet brings pride and another tough race...
FOOTBALL: Blackhawks drop to Warriors in district play (10/17/11)
HINTON -- The Hinton Blackhawks continued to struggle as they dropped a 27-12 decision to visiting Prairie Valley on Friday night at Held Sports Complex. The Blackhawks scored just six points on offense as they netted just 18 yards on the ground to go along with a 101-yard passing game led by junior quarterback Morgan Wenzel...
VOLLEYBALL: Lady 'Dogs post 2-4 record at Heelan tourney (10/17/11)
SIOUX CITY -- The Le Mars Community volleyball team came up short against stiff competition at the Bishop Heelan tournament on Saturday in Sioux City. The Lady 'Dogs posted a 2-4 record on the day as they dropped matches to Class 3A No. 5 Bishop Heelan, Class 2A No. 1 Western Christian, Class 4A No. 3 Ankeny and Nebraska's top-ranked team Papillion-LaVista South, which is ranked No. 1 nationally by some publications...
FOOTBALL: A-W tops CC-E 47-18 (10/17/11)
Oyens shooting range to be closed Saturday (10/17/11)
The Oyens Shooting Range will be closed Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 7:30 a.m. for maintenance. It will re-open Saturday afternoon when work is completed.
Lloyd Kallsen (10/17/11)
Lloyd Kallsen, 82, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Lloyd Louis Kallsen was born Dec. 10, 1928, on the family farm in Preston Township, rural Akron, the son of Arthur and Clara (Oloff) Kallsen. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Preston Township...
James R. 'Bob' Clasen (10/17/11)
James R. "Bob" Clasen, 87, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. James R. "Bob" Clasen was born Oct. 13, 1924, in Le Mars, the son of Herman Clasen and Pearl (Diediker) Clasen. He grew up in Le Mars and graduated from Central High School with the Class of 1942...
Madeline Neubrand (10/17/11)
Madeline Neubrand, 95, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Feuerstein-Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Laura B. Schroeder (10/17/11)
Laura B. Schroeder, 98, of Le Mars, died early Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Park Place Estates Assisted Living in Le Mars. Laura Blanche Helmers was born July 29, 1913, in Cherokee, the daughter of Henry and Minnie Pearl (Weatherly) Helmers. Laura was baptized by the minister of the Church of Christ Church in the Little Rock River near Rock Rapids. She attended country school at Garfield No. 5, Center Township, Lyon County, and Doon High School...
Vivian C. Sullivan (10/17/11)
Vivian C. Sullivan, 92, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Pastor Jon Moravec will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Monday) at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Tuesday...
Norman and Ruth Barker (10/17/11)
Norman and Ruth Barker of Le Mars observed their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 7, 2011. The couple celebrated with a family dinner Oct. 8 at Archie's Waeside in Le Mars. Norman Barker and Ruth Barbara Peterson were married Oct. 7, 1951, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Craig...
Gene and Marie Friederich (10/17/11)
Gene and Marie Friederich, of Le Mars, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Le Mars. Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. The only gift requested is your presence...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (10/17/11)
Is There Something in the Skidmore Water? (10/17/11)
The 1991 movie In Broad Daylight, (a book of the same name, was a #2 New York Times bestseller) starring Brian Dennehy and Iowan Cloris Leachman covers the life of a notorious bully, Ken Rex McElroy. A resident of Nodaway County, Missouri, near the town of Skidmore, about 30 miles south of Clarinda, Iowa, his still unsolved murder in 1981 drew international attention. ...
Please pass the yams, Mitt? (10/17/11)
The posturing has changed gears as states jockey for relevancy in the 2012 presidential nomination process. Nevada and Florida have changed the dates of their caucuses and primary to January. New Hampshire has responded by threatening to move their first in the nation primary to early December...
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