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Stories from Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bachmann will stop in Le Mars (11/10/11)
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann will return to Le Mars to campaign next week. Bachmann will include Le Mars in one of two northwest Iowa campaign appearances Monday when she hosts a town hall meeting at 2 p.m. at Le Mars' Family Table Restaurant, 511 Hawkeye Ave. S.W...
Mental health care could shift from county to region (11/10/11)
Editor's Note: This is the first of three stories about ongoing work to revamp Iowa's mental health delivery system for county, state or federally supported individuals. Look for part two and three in upcoming editions. Seven groups formed to look into redesigning Iowa's mental health system have finished their work...
Young veteran calls community to action (11/10/11)
Veterans Day is often a day for people to remember. But Sgt. Jason Kinney, of Le Mars, challenged people also to take action this Veterans Day. The holiday is marked this Friday. Kinney, a member of the Iowa National Guard, spoke Wednesday at Gehlen Catholic School's Veterans Day prayer service and called upon people to ask themselves how they can make a difference for soldiers and their families...
Book fair decor takes students to a new world (11/10/11)
Aliens have landed in Le Mars. And they've taken up residence at the Kluckhohn Elementary School library. A 6-foot flying saucer hovers in the center of the room, surrounded by drawings of intergalactic aliens of all shapes and sizes. Kluckhohn Media Specialist Laura Betsworth explained that the Scholastic Book Fair is in town, and this year's theme is "To the Book Fair and Beyond."...
STATE VOLLEYBALL: No. 2 Lady Jays hammer Eagles for 3-1 win (11/10/11)
CEDAR RAPIDS -- Second-ranked Gehlen Catholic has not dropped a set since September 24's Unity Christian tournament in Orange City. Mike Meyer's Lady Jays came into Thursday's Class 1A state tournament with just four lost games on the year and a nearly perfect 32-1 record...
STATE VOLLEYBALL NOTEBOOK: Lady Jays serve up sweet victory (11/10/11)
CEDAR RAPIDS -- Mike Meyer can usually tell how his Lady Jays are going to fare based on how they serve. "When we serve tough, it always seems like everything else goes better for us," the Gehlen Catholic head coach said. "When we don't serve as tough, it shows a little bit of apprehension on our part."...
Le Mars alum Frerichs to be inducted into Coaches Hall of Fame (11/10/11)
CEDAR FALLS -- Six of Iowa's all-time great players and four coaches will be honored at halftime of the Class 4A state championship football game on Friday, Nov. 18, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. The Iowa High School Athletic Association's 32nd annual inductions include the late Paul (Tiny) Engebretson from Chartion; Perry Sibenaller of Harlan Community; Judd Sather from Spencer; Chad Guthrie of Newton; Michael Roan from Iowa City, City High; and Ben Bruns who played for Denver...
Class 1A State Quarterfinal Capsules: Top-ranked Tripoli makes quick work of Woodward-Granger (11/10/11)
CEDAR RAPIDS -- Defending Class 1A state champion and top-ranked Tripoli wasted little time as it posted a 3-0 win over No. 10 Woodward-Granger in Thursday's state quarterfinal round. The Panthers posted a 25-1 rout to set the tone in game one. Tripoli went on to win game two by a 25-7 margin and swept the match with a 25-13 win in game three...
Lady Jays advance to state semifinal (11/10/11)
2011 Le Mars Youth Football (11/10/11)
IFBF supporting road repair fuel tax increase (11/10/11)
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) President Craig Lang says his organization is on record in support of an additional 8 to 10 cent per gallon fuel tax hike to remedy the road and bridge repair problems in the state. Members of the Governor's Transportation 2020 Citizen Advisory Commission have recommended the tax hike as a means of easing the cost of the infrastructure network with the recommendations to be submitted to the Iowa Legislature at the end of the year by the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT).. ...
Anderson county road has history all its own (11/10/11)
As Iowa lawmakers continue to study future maintenance needs of the nearly 90,000 miles of rural roads and bridges included in Iowa's 114,000-mile road system the private construction of one Plymouth County rural roadway emerges from the history of the 1950s...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (11/10/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (11/10/11)
Eat the candy at home, already (11/10/11)
I've said it before, I'll say it again -- if you want to get a snapshot of where we are as a society, simply turn to our public schools. The public schools are, by default, the last fine line of our society. If children and families are struggling with issues that truly have no bearing on education, eventually they will interfere with education and by default, the schools will need to address the issue, taking time away from classroom instruction...
Thanks to those that cared (11/10/11)
The municipal elections of 2011 are history, and after canvassing on Tuesday by the Plymouth County Supervisors will become official. While the incumbents ran unopposed in Le Mars, there were races in many of the communities in the county that brought voters to the polls...
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