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Stories from Monday, October 24, 2011

Your library: what will it offer in five years? (10/24/11)
Tony Melvin, of Le Mars, sits comfortably looking at a color screen on the computer he's using to access the Internet at the Le Mars Public Library. Melvin recently moved to Le Mars, and his use of the library is an example of the shift from books to technology the city's library provides in Le Mars and Plymouth County...
Is the clover calling you? 4-H seeking new members (10/24/11)
Ever thought about joining 4-H? It's not just for people who own livestock or live on a farm, according to Ann Schoenrock, Plymouth County's 4-H and youth coordinator. It's more of a choose-your-own-adventure program, she said. Schoenrock and several high school 4-H members will be stopping in fourth and fifth grade classrooms around the county in the next few weeks to invite students to think about joining a club...
Friends raise money for Langel's cancer battle (10/24/11)
Chris Langel celebrated his 28th birthday in September. Two days later he was diagnosed with stomach cancer. A week after that he had surgery and the doctors are hopeful they removed all the cancerous cells, according to Chris's mom, Cindy Langel. "They are pretty sure they got it, but it's not 100 percent," she said...
FVH coordinates annual 'Denim Day' Friday (10/24/11)
Breast Cancer Awareness Month will be marked with a "Denim Day" promoted by Floyd Valley Hospital this week. Hospital and other businesses employees may "purchase" the right to wear jeans to work Friday for a minimum $3 donation. "This has been a great way to raise money for the fight against breast cancer," said Denee Hardyk, radiology manager at Floyd Valley Hospital...
Iowa High School Football Rankings (Final) (10/24/11)
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, Iowa City West 10. 12, Cedar Rapids Washington 2. 12, Pleasant Valley 2. 14, Marshalltown 1...
Local sports schedule: October 24-29 (10/24/11)
3A Regional VB Le Mars VB at Bishop Heelan 1A & 2A regional VB quarterfinals A-W at Gehlen Catholic Remsen-Union at Boyden-Hull Kinugsley-Pierson at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Lawton-Bronson at Hinton First round state FB playoffs Northwood-Kensett at Gehlen Catholic...
FOOTBALL: Westerners shock No. 1 Jays 9-7 (10/24/11)
LE MARS -- It takes more than just a crafty game plan to knock off the top-ranked team in the state. "It's an intangible that people don't always understand, but our kids believed," said first-year Akron-Westfield head coach Eric Walkingstick, whose Westerners kicked a fourth quarter field goal to get past Class A No. ...
FOOTBALL: K-P tops previously unbeaten N-F 20-16 (10/24/11)
KINGSLEY -- Even though it was the final game of the regular season, this game had a playoff feel against one of the better teams in the state. The Panthers of Kingsley-Pierson were looking forward all week to this matchup against the unbeaten Mustangs of Newell-Fonda Friday night on Robert R. ...
FOOTBALL: Blackhawks pound out 50-26 win in season finale (10/24/11)
HINTON -- A spot in the playoffs was out of the question, but the Hinton Blackhawks were still seeking a win in their final game of the 2011 season. "We wanted to make sure we sent (the six seniors) out on the right note," said Hinton co-head coach Steve Diediker, whose Blackhawks posted a 50-26 win over West Monona in Week 9 action Friday in Hinton. "They were part of three state playoff teams and we're gonna miss them."...
FOOTBALL: Bulldogs fall 35-7 to Monarchs in finale (10/24/11)
DENISON -- Le Mars Community surrendered 35 points before escaping a goose egg with a fourth-quarter touchdown run by sophomore quarterback Levi Te Brink as the Bulldogs dropped a 35-7 decision on the road at Denison-Schleswig in the final game of the regular season...
FOOTBALL: Rockets mix it up in 65-14 win over Spartans (10/24/11)
REMSEN -- Since they already punched their ticket as the No. 2-seed in the Class 8-man playoffs, Remsen-Union coach Colin Youde wanted his guys to play fundamental ball against Spalding Catholic. "Our kids came out and played hard," Youde said. The No. ...
REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW (10/24/11)
The Lady Bulldogs head to "The Pit" where they will face a Crusaders squad that has more kills this season than any other team in the entire state of Iowa. Natalie Vondrak leads the team with 4.01 kills per set and a .311 attack efficiency. Megan McCarthy adds 2.71 kills per set for the Crusaders...
FOOTBALL: RSM gets late win over River Valley (10/24/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE -- Remsen St. Mary's coach Brad Gralheer wouldn't have blamed spectators if they left the game early. Gralheer knows not to quit on his kids. The Hawks have come back from deficits all year and did it against River Valley Friday night in Correctionville. RSM trailed 28-8 with 8:56 left in the third quarter, but wouldn't give up. The Hawks stormed back with a strong passing game to beat the Wolverines 48-42...
Iowa High School Football State Playoff Brackets (10/24/11)
Following are the 2011 Iowa High School football playoff brackets. The state playoffs begin on Wednesday, Oct. 26. You can also view brackets online at http://www.iahsaa.org/football/index.htm....
Let's Go Jays! (10/24/11)
(Sentinel photo by Bethany Kroeze) The Gehlen Catholic varsity cheerleaders performed a routine to end the halftime show on Friday night at Jim Lorenzen Field. The cheerleaders hosted more than 80 girls in TK through seventh grade for camp on Thursday afternoon. Those girls performed cheers in several groups during halftime of Friday's game between Gehlen Catholic and Akron-Westfield...
Lloyd Buss (10/24/11)
Lloyd Buss, 91, of Paullina, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar. Lloyd William Buss was born on the Buss farm in Elgin Township, in rural Plymouth County, Nov. 3, 1919, to William and Bertha (Moir) Buss. After the death of his mother, his family later moved to Fairfield, Calif., for several years. He returned to Maurice and lived with Merritt and Eva (Buss) Hawkins until he graduated from Maurice High School in 1938...
Elsa Puetz (10/24/11)
Elsa Puetz, 97, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Good Samaritan Societiy-Le Mars. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Lyle C. Richardson (10/24/11)
Lyle C. Richardson, 60, of Ireton, died suddenly on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at his residence in Ireton. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton with the Rev. Andrew Carlson officiating. Visitation will begin at noon today (Monday), with a prayer service at 7 p.m. followed by visitation with the family until 8:30 p.m. at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The Porter Funeral Home in Ireton is assisting the family...
Iowa Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report: For Week Ending: Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 (10/24/11)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (10/24/11)
ISU Prof - Is Anything Right About Us? (10/24/11)
I had thought our liberal public university was in Iowa City, but a guest commentary by Warren J. Blumenfeld, an associate professor at Iowa State University makes me wonder. His guest commentary in the Des Moines Register concerning the Wall Street protestors supplies more gas for their bonfires. There are enough radicals in SoHo, Berkley, San Francisco and Boulder to incite revolution -- Iowa doesn't need it...
Don't go quietly (10/24/11)
We have known for years that the United States Postal Service (USPS) has been experiencing financial problems. The news coverage has been about the mounting losses the service has faced year after year, trying to keep up with rising expenses and a mandated pre-funding of health care benefits for future retirees. No other agency has this mandate. The USPS is also battling competition from FedEx, UPS and a shift to the Internet for personal communication and finances...
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