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Stories from Friday, October 21, 2011

Resources help soldiers with the hard parts of coming home (10/21/11)
Soldiers who spent nine months in Afghanistan have returned home to new challenges, but there are resources available to help them move forward. Unemployment and emotional stress are among the issues Iowa National Guard troops are dealing with, but resources are in place to help them, according to Lt. Col Kevin Kruse...
Bomgaars uses wood to bring Bible stories to life (10/21/11)
Wooden disciple figures, boats and buildings help storytellers share Bible stories with children at Presbyterian United Church of Christ. Bill Bomgaars, of Le Mars, created more than 500 wooden Bible characters and props used as part of the Godly Play curriculum during Children's Chapel on Sunday mornings...
Grinding replaces burying at Plymouth County Landfill (10/21/11)
Grinding noises are sounds from a new way of recycling in an area of the Plymouth County Landfill. Since January, asphalt roofing shingles have been pulled from construction and demolition waste, hauled to the rural Le Mars landfill and placed in piles...
Le Mars YMCA offers Halloween fun Sunday (10/21/11)
The Le Mars YMCA is hosting a family Halloween Party this Sunday from 3-6 p.m., complete with a floating pumpkin patch. For a safe, exciting Halloween Family Night, the YMCA is offering a family friendly environment that's both caring and safe, according to a YMCA press release...
Library to hand out books for Halloween (10/21/11)
Le Mars Public Library's "Books for Treats" event is coming next week. It's the sixth year children through grade 5 have had the opportunity to choose a nearly new, gently used book donated by community people. "Books for Treats" will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon next Saturday, Oct. 29 at the library, 41 First St. S.W...
REGIONAL CROSS COUNTRY: Wankum leads Gehlen Catholic girls to third and another trip to state (10/21/11)
HOLSTEIN -- The Gehlen Catholic girls cross country team did it again. The Lady Jays featured three runners in the top 15 as they advanced as a team to the state meet for the second year in a row. Gehlen Catholic, which is ranked 10th in Class 1A, placed third behind Sioux Central, ranked eighth, and Bishop Garrigan, ranked sixth, at the Class 1A regional meet in Holstein on Thursday...
REGIONAL CROSS COUNTRY: Theisen advances, Lady 'Dogs fall short (10/21/11)
SPENCER -- Thursday's state-qualifying race did not go quite the way the Le Mars Community girls cross country team had hoped. After all the success the Lady Bulldogs have had this season, including winning the Lakes Conference title, a state berth for the team seemed like a feasible goal...
DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY: Hinton's Schiltz places third to return to state meet (10/21/11)
HOLSTEIN -- Hinton sophomore Drew Schiltz has been ranked ahead of West Monona's Jacob Willey for most of the 2011 season. Thursday's Class 1A district race in Holstein proved that rankings only go so far as Willey edged Schiltz in a foot race to the finish. Both advanced to the state meet next Saturday in Fort Dodge...
CROSS COUNTRY: Eagles come up against stiff competition at state-qualifying meet (10/21/11)
ORANGE CITY -- Since Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn has teamed-up with Remsen-Union, it is not a Class 1A team any longer and moved up a class. Now MMC/R-U is one of the smallest teams in Class 2A, according to coach Ric Collins. Against some bigger competition, the Eagles still came away with some nice runs at the Class 2A state-qualifying meet Thursday on Landsmeer Golf Course in Orange City. ...
DISTRICT CROSS COUNTRY: Nathan Ryan races to 23rd-place finish, Cobian takes 29th to lead 'Dogs (10/21/11)
SPENCER -- Nathan Ryan was the top local finisher at Thursday's Class 3A district meet in Spencer. Ryan, competing for Woodbury Central/Kingsley-Pierson/Lawton-Bronson, crossed 23rd in 17 minutes, 48.5 seconds. No Plymouth County runners qualified for state at the meet, held at the Spencer Muncipal Golf Course...
Iowa wary of hapless Hoosiers (10/21/11)
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Even bad Indiana teams usually find ways to give Iowa problems. Last season, the Hawkeyes survived a visit to Indiana when Damarlo Belcher dropped what would have likely been the game-winning touchdown in the end zone with 28 seconds left...
No. 17 Texas A&M to face struggling Cyclones (10/21/11)
AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman couldn't help himself. Two days after the 17th-ranked Aggies dusted off Baylor, Sherman was stewing over a short Ryan Tannehill toss that was picked off early in the game. A game in which Texas A&M scored 55 points -- and won by 27...
Former Hawkeye running back Wegher arrested (10/21/11)
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -- Former Iowa running back Brandon Wegher has been arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and eluding police. The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil (http://bit.ly/opgoVD) reports that Wegher was arrested Tuesday night at an Iowa Western Community College apartment complex...
Lloyd Buss (10/21/11)
Lloyd Buss, 91, of Paullina, died today (Friday), Oct. 21, 2011, at the Primghar Hospital in Primghar. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Ruth Anne Hicks (10/21/11)
Ruth Anne (McMahon) Hicks, 66, of Sioux City, Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron. The Rev. Roger Linnan of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron will officiate. ...
Jo Ann Lee (10/21/11)
Jo Ann (Egertson) Lee, 74, of Bloomington, Minn., died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Jo Ann was born in Rochester, Minn., and was a graduate of Luther College. The Lee family resided in Le Mars when Jo Ann's husband, the Rev. Thomas O. Lee, served as pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars...
*Resent with addition of the Weekly Wrap Up* (10/21/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (10/21/11)
Sheldon, IA Slaughter Cattle Auction: Weighted Average Report for 10/20/2011 (10/21/11)
What I did this summer (10/21/11)
Summer is winding down. Harvesting is in full swing. We have many wonderful memories of the fun we have had over the last half dozen months, traveling, spending time with family who live out of our area and attending sporting events. Our seven adult children, all of them with families of their own, had lots of fun with exciting baseball, softball and soccer games, swim meets, music camps, etc. ...
A step in the right direction (10/21/11)
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad unveiled a new web page, https://governor.iowa.gov/news/open_reco..., where citizens may view requests made to the governor's office by the public for public records. The monthly reports include the day the requests were made, how the office ultimately resolved them and what the public was charged to obtain the requested records...
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