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Stories from Wednesday, October 26, 2011

LCS audit shows improvement for general fund balance (10/26/11)
An independent audit report for the Le Mars Community School District shows the district has made progress in improving its end-of-year general fund balance -- the amount of money on hand to pay bills. Jeff Peters of Williams & Co. P.C., which performed the district's annual audit, presented the information at the board's Monday meeting...
Scholten switches roles in play, 41 years later (10/26/11)
When Audrey Scholten becomes a busybody mother in the play "Barefoot in the Park," it will be a role reversal from playing the daughter's character in 1970. Scholten will step on stage as Ethel Banks in the Le Mars Community Theater production opening Friday at the Postal Playhouse, in Le Mars...
Speed of sound: Sturgeon serves state 25 years as court reporter (10/26/11)
In the few seconds it takes to say six words, Mark Sturgeon's fingers do a rapid tap dance across the keys of his stenotype and pause, waiting to record the next spoken statement. The thin column of paper sliding out of the stenotype reads "P H A EU R PBLG."...
Supervisors approve Pride Group windows (10/26/11)
Pride Group's residential care facility on Highway 3 will soon have 12 new windows. The Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday approved purchasing aluminum commercial-grade double-hung windows for $11,980 from Stratmeier's Home Improvement and Construction Center, Le Mars...
Remsen celebrates Oktoberfest Saturday (10/26/11)
Oktoberfest flavors, sights and sounds will be found in Remsen during the 38th annual celebration Saturday. Events celebrating Remsen's German and Luxembourg heritage include more than 70 tables of arts and crafts in the former Remsen City Hall building, 205 Fulton St. and the Avalon Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m...
REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL: No. 2 Lady Jays cruise past Lady Westerners (10/26/11)
LE MARS -- Eight Gehlen Catholic seniors played their final volleyball match in their home gym on Tuesday evening. That alone was motivation for the second-rated Lady Jays to power past War Eagle Conference rival Akron-Westfield. "We wanted to have a good, strong last home game, so we were all fired up, especially the seniors," said senior Steph Rohe, whose squad posted a 3-0 win over the Lady Westerners in Tuesday's Class 1A regional quarterfinal match...
REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL: K-P netters escape MMC in five-set thriller (10/26/11)
MARCUS -- Even though they had a losing record, these Lady Panthers knew if they played their game anything could happen in the postseason. Kingsley-Pierson had the right attitude in a Class 1A regional quarterfinal match against Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Tuesday in Marcus. The Lady Panthers came up with some emotional play to beat the Eagles in five game. K-P moves on in the playoffs...
REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL: No. 4 Comets knock off Lady Rockets (10/26/11)
HULL -- Before the season, Remsen-Union wanted to at least have the fourth-best record in the War Eagle Conference. The Lady Rockets were looking forward to a strong year. R-U did finish fourth in the WEC with a 6-4 record. It also won 16 regular season matches this fall. The only problem is that the postseason can become difficult. In a Class 1A regional quarterfinal match Tuesday in Hull, No. 4-ranked Boyden-Hull was too much as the Comets won the match in three games...
REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL: Blackhawks serve up 3-0 win over Eagles (10/26/11)
HINTON -- The Hinton volleyball team took care of a scrappy Lawton-Bronson team in Class 2A regional quarterfinal action on Tuesday evening. "The girls did well," said Hinton coach Kate Ortegren, whose Blackhawks posted a 3-0 win to advance to Friday's regional semifinal against top-ranked Western Christian. "We served aggressively and got Lawton-Bronson out of its system a little bit...
Dennis J. Buckley (10/26/11)
Dennis J. Buckley, 79, of Omaha, Neb., died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Dennis J. Buckley was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Le Mars, the son of Daniel F. and Irma M. Buckley. He is survived by his wife, Catherine A. Buckley; sons: John Buckley and wife, Kim, and Mike Buckley and wife, Stacey; daughters: Katie Taylor and husband, Don, and Bridget McNamara and husband John; grandchildren: Stewart and Jack Buckley, Andrew and Megan Taylor, Cate, John, and Erin McNamara; a brother, Charles Buckley (Barbara); sisters, Mary Kay Dunbar and Sheila Enders (Bill); a brother-in-law, Dan Doolan; and sisters-in-law, Diane Otterberg and Mary Buckley.. ...
Tarsellla Probst (10/26/11)
Tarsella "Sally" (Pottebaum) Probst, 87, of Alton, died Sunday, Oct 23, 2011, at Orange City Area Health Systems Hospital in Orange City. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton with the Rev. Paul Eisele officiating and the Rev. ...
Elsa Puetz (10/26/11)
Elsa Puetz, 97, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars, following a lengthy illness. The former Elsa Johanna Adler was born June 23, 1914, on a farm in Sioux County near Hawarden, the daughter of Fred and Pauline (Schmidt) Adler. She attended rural school in Sioux County until her parents moved to a farm near Le Mars, where she attended rural school in Stanton Township...
Chad and Sarah Dreckman (10/26/11)
arah Ahlberg and Chad Dreckman, of West Des Moines, were united in marriage June 4, 2011. The ceremony took place at Christ the King Church in Des Moines. The bride and bridegroom were given in marriage by their parents, Dave and Rhea Ahlberg, Des Moines, and Bill and Karen Steffen, Storm Lake, and the late Chuck Dreckman, Le Mars...
Phil and Shannon Bogh (10/26/11)
hannon Bibler and Phil Bogh of Le Mars were united in marriage Sept. 10, 2011, at Foster Park. Judge Jeffrey Neary officiated the 7 p.m. ceremony. Shannon is the daughter of Al and the late Cindy Bibler of Lawton. Phil is the son of Chris Bogh of Le Mars and Lisa Bogh of Anthon...
Jason and Lindsay Letsche (10/26/11)
Lindsay Ann Hagg and Jason Michael Letsche were united in marriage Aug. 6, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. The Rev. Steve Turner officiated the ceremony. Lindsay is the daughter of Dan and Holly Hagg of Algona. Jason is the son of Marty and Becky Letsche of Marcus...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (10/26/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (10/26/11)
The continued case for 'Move Over' (10/26/11)
September was a month to forget in many aspects. Statewide, fatality crashes spiked to near record levels. Locally in northwest Iowa, there were several high profile, multi-fatality crashes. Looking at statewide crashes, two hold significance for a slightly different reason...
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