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Stories from Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Le Mars voters keep ward system (11/08/11)
Le Mars residents Tuesday turned down a move to at-large election of all council members. The vote tally on the question of abolishing the ward system was 85"yes" votes and 313 "no" votes, according to unofficial election results from Cheri Nitzschke, Plymouth County deputy auditor...
LCS preschool focuses on each child's needs (11/08/11)
The newest program in the Le Mars Community School District helps preschool children learn in both one-on-one and small group settings. Teachers for the youngest students in Le Mars Community School District classrooms are trying to make a difference in their students' lives with hands-on instruction...
Herbst begins wine-making hobby, earns top prize (11/08/11)
Justin Herbst made his first bottle of wine last winter -- and won top honors for it last month in a wine-making contest. Herbst, of Merrill, doesn't believe his good fortune was beginner's luck, but rather a result of having an awesome teacher. Herbst credits his cherry wine winning a grand champion award at the 36th Annual Schleswig Wine and Bier Contest to Norm Rossow, of Merrill...
Christmas parade committee would like to be replaced (11/08/11)
Thousands of lights twinkle on animated floats each December for the Earl Utesch Memorial Children's Lighted Christmas Parade in Le Mars. The three men who've planned and carried out the parade for 14 years have a new idea for the 2012 parade: they'd like to watch the parade...
Voters select city officials Tuesday (11/08/11)
Voters will choose candiates to fill Le Mars city offices during an election from noon to 8 p.m. today (Tuesday). All Le Mars incumbents are seeking office without opposition. They include Mayor Dick Kirchoff, at-large Councilman John Rexwinkel, Ward 2 Councilwoman Delana Ihrke, and Floyd Valley Hospital Trustees Ralph Klemme, Larry Petersen and Bill Rosacker...
Le Mars Holiday Open House is Nov. 9-12 (11/08/11)
The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off the holiday shopping season with Holiday Open House starting this Wednesday and continuing through Saturday. Thirty-one Chamber businesses are participating in this year's holiday promotion, according to Mary Reynolds, Chamber Main Street director...
Bulldogs present football awards (11/08/11)
The Bulldog ward is designed to promote the team concept and to award the athlete who has been out for football all four of his high school years at Le Mars Community. Ben Carpenter Kolin Brooks Nick Urban Gabe Rahn Andy Heffner Andy Heffner Travis Kinney...
CROSS COUNTRY: Local runners compete in Senior All-Star meet (11/08/11)
ANKENY -- Four Plymouth County runners competed at the Iowa Track Coaches Association Senior All-Star meet on the Ankeny campus of Des Moines Area Community College on Saturday, Nov. 5. Gehlen Catholic senior Matt Mayer competed in the men's 5K race. Mayer clocked a time of 18 minutes, four seconds as he competed for the Northwest team. The time placed 56th overall in the field of 111 runners...
CROSS COUNTRY RECAP: Le Mars Lady Bulldogs (11/08/11)
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 Team: first Kenzie Theisen: fifth in 16:24 Marissa Marek: 11th in 17:02 Meredith Rand: 13th in 17:13 Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011 Team: third Kenzie Theisen: fourth in 16:34.10 Marissa Marek: 10th in 17:02.06 Meredith Rand: 14th in 17:21.84...
CROSS COUNTRY RECAP: Le Mars Bulldogs (11/08/11)
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 Team: sixth Joe Herzberg: 12th in 17:34 Zach Nemmers: 13th in 17:36 Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011 Team: sixth Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011 Team: ninth Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 Team: N/A Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 Team: seventh Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011 Team: eighth...
Larry Dobson (11/08/11)
Larry Dobson, 72, of Le Mars, died suddenly, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Larry Lee Dobson was born July 27, 1939, in Denison, the son of Oliver L. and Inez (Galland) Dobson. When he was a young child, the family moved to Beaver Creek, Minn., and later to Luverne, Minn., Lester, Iowa and then to Sioux Falls, S.D...
Robert 'Bob' Lancaster (11/08/11)
Robert "Bob" Lancaster, 81, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Robert Luverne Lancaster was born Dec. 7, 1929, on the family farm in Elgin Township, rural Plymouth County, the son of Middleton John and Leah Rosabelle "Rosie" (Beattie) Lancaster. Bob was baptized and confirmed at the Seney United Methodist Church...
Martha Lenihan (11/08/11)
Martha Lenihan, 93, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in 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...
Gloria L. Schwien (11/08/11)
Gloria L. Schwien, 85, of Primghar, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Gloria Lou Hoffert, the daughter of Fred and Carrie Hoffert was born Oct. 27, 1926, in Rodman. She graduated from West Bend High School in 1944 and went on to earn a degree at Mankato Business School. Prior to marriage, she worked for Standard Oil in Mason City...
Iowa Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report: For Week Ending: Saturday, Nov 05, 2011 (11/08/11)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (11/08/11)
Time is the great equalizer (11/08/11)
If you've wondered where the impetus behind the "occupy" movement originates, a new Pew Study may offer some insight. According to an analysis of census data, the net worth of a household headed by a person 65 or older has a net worth 47 times greater than a household headed by someone under 35...
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