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Stories from Monday, November 7, 2011

Dogwood Avenue open to traffic (11/07/11)
A 1-mile stretch of Dogwood Avenue is now open to through traffic. The road reopened today (Monday), from 180th Street to 190th Street, following completion of project to replace a wooden bridge with a culvert.
Closing of post offices looms for small towns (11/07/11)
Three county post offices may be a few months from closing. United States Postal Service (USPS) representatives are meeting with citizens in Brunsville, Oyens and Westfield this week to talk about the possibility of closing those post offices. A decision could be made as soon as the end of this year as to whether to close them, but there would be a chance for communities to appeal that decision before it is made final...
Heartbroken: Gehlen Catholic falls in state quarterfinal (11/07/11)
Gehlen Catholic football coach Tony Gunter talks with the Jays after the fifth-ranked Gehlen Catholic football team suffered a season-ending 47-40 loss on the road at No. 2 West Hancock in Britt on Friday night. The state quarterfinal loss ended the Jays' season short of a repeat trip to the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. Gehlen, which spent much of the season ranked No. 1 in Class A, ends the year with an impressive 10-2 record. See page 10 for a complete game recap...
New store showcases culturally diverse art forms (11/07/11)
Jean Ponce Tea believes in art as a therapeutic tool and one he wants to share in his newly opened store Natural Mystic in downtown Le Mars. "Art is very mystic. It can balance your mood," Tea explained. "I have respect for all types of art that is handmade."...
Plymouth County Fair annual meeting is Thursday (11/07/11)
The annual meeting of the Plymouth County 4-H and Agricultural Society will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Plymouth County Extension office in the lower level of the Le Mars Convention Center, 275 12th St. S.E. Nine director terms expire at the annual meeting including Michael Beitelspacher, Wayne Beitelspacher, Richard Benson, Brett McNaughton, Terry Reuter, Tony Schroeder, Dan Sheehan, Russell Vos and Darla Zellmer...
Commission will consider Le Mars street request (11/07/11)
A Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) grant request for the city of Le Mars will be reviewed by the Iowa Transportation Commission at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Ames. The state money would be used to build streets in southwest Le Mars to access 12 lots on 19 acres of land for light industrial land use, according to the commission agenda...
Nov. 18 deadline to apply for LBIC board (11/07/11)
The Le Mars Business Initiative Corporation (LBIC) Board of Directors will fill an opening for an at-large seat. The vacancy on the economic development group's board is due to the retirement from the board of Ross Harden, of Le Mars. Harden has served two, three-year terms and is not eligible for a third consecutive three-year term, according to LBIC Executive Director Neal Adler...
STATE FOOTBALL: No. 2 Eagles turn back No. 2 Jays 47-40 (11/07/11)
BRITT -- West Hancock quarterback Eric Cox took the snap, dropped to his knee and the final seconds of Friday's Class A state quarterfinal ticked off the clock. The home stands exploded with excitement while tears began to flow on the visiting sidelines...
Football Roundup (11/07/11)
No. 1 WDM Valley 45, No. 7 Dowling Catholic 20 No. 5 Ankeny 27, No. 3 Southeast Polk 17 No. 6 Cedar Falls 35, Cedar Rapids Washington 32 No. 4 Bettendorf 45, Iowa City West 13 No. 2 West Hancock 47, No. 5 Gehlen Catholic 40 No. 7 Madrid 22, Bedford 0...
David Delperdang (11/07/11)
David Delperdang, 65, of Remsen, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. David was born Jan. 6, 1946, at rural Marcus, the son of Gerald and Edith (List) Delperdang. At the age of 3, David moved with his family to near Remsen. He received his education at St. Mary's Catholic School from which he graduated in 1964...
Larry Dobson (11/07/11)
Larry Dobson, 72, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Kathy Rollins (11/07/11)
Kathy Rollins, 58, of Remsen, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Kathy was born July 9, 1953, at Le Mars, the daughter of Frances and Elizabeth (Gotto) Singer. Kathy was raised the first nine years of her life on a farm south of Remsen until 1962 when they moved into Remsen. She attended St. Mary's High School, graduating in 1971...
Robert 'Bob' Lancaster (11/07/11)
Robert "Bob" Lancaster, 81, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Larry and Dorothy Ruhland (11/07/11)
Larry and Dorothy Ruhland of Le Mars will celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary on the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 2011. A celebration will be held at Mr. P's Pizza and Sports Grill Sunday, Nov. 13, with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Your presence is your gift to the couple...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (11/07/11)
Highway Signs and Lady Bird Johnson (11/07/11)
Do traveling families still play the alphabet game? If so I doubt it is as much fun, since that darn Lady Bird Johnson pretty much did away with billboards along the highways. A couple months ago Heather and I spotted an official looking highway sign west of Dubois, WY, saying, "Stuck in the Alphabet Game? Q X Y Z. You're Welcome"...
Elections key to improving communities (11/07/11)
Tomorrow is election day, a time when residents elect leaders for their communities. These municipal elections will decide in many communities who will be mayor and who will represent the citizens on the city council. Traditionally, these elections have low voter turn-out and few, if any, contested races. In Le Mars, Brunsville and Westfield, the mayor and incumbent city council members are running unopposed...
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