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Stories from Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Decreases in enrollment at most county schools (10/25/11)
Enrollments show slight decreases this fall in Plymouth County schools. Superintendents attribute some of the enrollment decreases to kindergarten classes coming into school districts in numbers that are smaller than the classes of seniors who graduated last spring...
Good Samaritan Society changes to neighborhoods (10/25/11)
"Welcome to the neighborhood" may be the new greeting at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars from residents and staff. The center unveiled its Phase I and II building addition projects at a Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Coffee/Open House last Wednesday...
Chili and bicycling Sunday (10/25/11)
The Plymouth County Cyclists are sponsoring a bike ride Sunday afternoon followed by a chili feed for the cyclists. The ride starts at 2 p.m. at Bike Central in downtown Le Mars, 200 Central Ave. N.E. Cyclists will likely split off into a couple of groups, with one group going a shorter distance around the trails of Le Mars. Another group may go about 25 miles on the roads around Le Mars...
Civil War, food fair this Sunday at museum (10/25/11)
Plymouth County will join the nation in observing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War during an open house this Sunday, Oct. 30. Nathan Summerside, of Le Mars, will present a program at 2 p.m. in the museum's Study Hall to help visitors remember and understand the Civil War...
REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL: Lady 'Dogs fall short of No. 5 Crusaders (10/25/11)
SIOUX CITY -- The effort was definitely there. The Le Mars Community volleyball team made fifth-ranked (Class 3A) Bishop Heelan fight for every point in Monday's Class 3A regional quarterfinal match in Sioux City. "I thought we executed when we needed," said Le Mars coach Susan Irwin, whose Lady Bulldogs saw their season come to an end with a 3-0 loss to the Crusaders. ...
STATE FOOTBALL PREVIEW: No. 5 Jays look to bounce back from first loss (10/25/11)
LE MARS -- Gehlen Catholic won't be bringing an undefeated record into the postseason. A Week 9 loss to Akron-Westfield moved Tony Gunter's Jays out of the ranks of the unbeaten and out of the top spot in the Class A state rankings. No matter. "It's not going to hurt us," Gunter said of the Week 9 loss. "Someone sent me a quote that said, 'If losing doesn't make you better, you're really not trying.' Or something like that...
STATE FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Panthers, Rockets surge into postseason play (10/25/11)
ARMSTRONG -- For his day job, Kingsley-Pierson coach Adam Rapp isn't a weather man, but he knows what kind of weather he needs Wednesday night in Armstrong. "This week every forecast I have seen is in the 50's and maybe some cloud cover and that is it," Rapp said about the weather for his Panthers' game against Armstrong-Ringsted. "There is not a call for wind. That allows us to do the things we want to do."...
Elsa Puetz (10/25/11)
Elsa Puetz, 97, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars, following a lengthy illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. ...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (10/25/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (10/25/11)
Will democracy take root in Middle East? (10/25/11)
The popular uprisings began at the beginning of the year. Protesters in Tunisia were able to oust their longtime president, who many thought had grown into a despot. Then the movement spread east to Egypt. Pres. Hosni Mubarak eventually agreed to resign, after the military essentially gave him a no confidence vote...
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