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Stories from Monday, November 28, 2011

It's so dry, fall weather records may be set (11/28/11)
Without rain or snow in the next few days, the lack of precipitation will set records for dry conditions in parts of northwest Iowa. Since Aug. 1, Le Mars has received 4.88 inches of rain, according to Phillip Schumacher, National Weather Service (NWS), Sioux Falls, science and operations officer...
Forum set for water meter change (11/28/11)
The Le Mars City Council is considering a change in water rates which would eliminate private water meters for lawn irrigation systems or other outdoor watering. There are approximately 1,000 residential and commercial private water meters in Le Mars...
Madrigal Dinner 2011 to offer 16th century traditions (11/28/11)
Hear ye, hear ye, the castle is reserved for the Le Mars Community High School Madrigal Dinner and cast members are ready to entertain those attending the feast. LCHS vocal director Randy Ewing has put together a cast and crew of more than 60 students to present a modern day re-creation of the Renaissance feasts held in the great baronial halls throughout England during the 12 days of Christmas...
Le Mars needs local votes to win Reader's Digest dollars (11/28/11)
Le Mars is in the running again for a Reader's Digest sweepstakes that could help bring up to $50,000 to improve the community. To win, Le Mars needs your vote. Until midnight on March 1, 2012, people can vote for their communities on the Reader's Digest "We Hear You America" contest website...
Sioux County town moves offices to library after fire (11/28/11)
The city of Hull will move its operations to the local library after a weekend fire caused damage to its main offices. The state fire marshal is expected to investigate the cause of Saturday's blaze today (Monday). Local officials will find out whether the building at 1133 Maple St. can be saved. The city council will meet to discuss the options for relocation...
Blackhawks claim Hy-Vee tourney title (11/28/11)
LE MARS -- The Hinton Blackhawks rebounded from a one-year absence in the annual Hy-Vee tournament championship game to win the tournament for the third time in the past four years. Joel Small's Blackhawks never trailed in the championship contest as they avenged last year's first round loss to Sioux City East with a 72-54 win over the Black Raiders on Saturday night in Carey Gym...
Lady 'Dogs take third with 59-35 win over Rockets (11/28/11)
LE MARS -- Sometimes the best way to learn from a loss is to just forget it. That's exactly what the Le Mars Community girls basketball team did in Saturday's consolation game at the annual Hy-Vee tournament. A night after dropping a 74-42 contest to Hinton, Le Mars rebounded with a 59-35 win over Rock Valley...
Hinton cruises past Le Mars in tourney opener (11/28/11)
LE MARS -- The Hinton Blackhawks were not about to watch another Hy-Vee tournament championship opportunity slip through their fingers. The Blackhawks, who lost in the first round in 2010 after winning tournament titles in 2008 and 2009, came out on fire in the second game of Friday's tournament first round at Carey Gym, pounding host Le Mars for a 74-42 win...
Hy-Vee Tournament All-Tournament Team (11/28/11)
Five players were honored for their performances in the 2011 Hy-Vee tournament following Saturday's championship game. Pictured above (left to right): Le Mars' Carolyn Ahlers, Sioux City East's Tara Schwaderer, Hinton's Sadie Shuck and Hinton's Lauren Hedlund. Not pictured: Rock Valley's Josie Godfredson...
2011-12 Boys Basketball Preview: Jays eyeing War Eagle Conference title (11/28/11)
LE MARS -- A lot of promise returns to the floor for Mike Langel and the Gehlen Catholic Jays this season. The Jays, who finished second in the stacked War Eagle Conference and posted a 15-7 record a year ago, have their top two scorers back in Trevor Bouma and Michael Whitehead...
2011-12 Girls Basketball Preview: Lady Jays hope to build on last year's success (11/28/11)
LE MARS -- With four starters back from last season's runner-up finish in the War Eagle Conference, fifth year head coach Marty Kurth and the Gehlen Catholic Lady Jays are confident they will have another successful season. With several players crossing over from this fall's state runner-up volleyball team, the Lady Jays are packed with talent and have a strong desire to erase last season's unhappy ending from their memories...
2011-12 Boys Basketball Preview (11/28/11)
Head coach: Jon Harris (second season) 2010-11 record: 12-10, 6-4 2010-11 postseason path: Def. River Valley 67-43; lost 63-46 to Woodbury Central Key returning players: Key losses: Connor Heyl, Ben Brown, Michael Harris, Tanner Bundy, Joel Schroeder...
Mary Wersinger (11/28/11)
Mary Wersinger, 87, of Remsen, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mary was born May 1, 1924, at Le Mars, the daughter of Joseph and Minnie (Unkrur-Santel) Wersinger. At the age of 10 months, she moved with her family to Remsen where she received her education at St. Mary's Catholic School, graduating in 1942. She worked for 41 years at West Iowa Telephone Company in Remsen retiring in 1989. In her retirement she kept busy doing volunteer work...
Edna P. Van Gorkom (11/28/11)
Edna P. Van Gorkom, 92, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Edna Pauline Van Gorkom was born Jan. 3, 1919, in Plymouth County, the daughter Albert and Johanna (Albers) Baumann. She attended country school near her farm home by Craig...
Ella Spies (11/28/11)
Ella Spies, 97, of Merrill, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Ella Katherine Petersen was born March 10, 1914, on the family farm in Washington Township, rural Merrill, the daughter of Jens and Emilie (Wettstadt) Petersen. Ella was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Merrill. She attended country school near her home and graduated from Merrill High School in 1933...
Alvin G. 'Duke' Schulz (11/28/11)
Alvin G. "Duke" Schulz, 77, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Alvin Gilbert "Duke" Schulz was born May 16, 1934, in Hungerford Township, Plymouth County, the son of Le Roy and Mildred (Peterson) Schulz. He attended country school and completed his education in Le Mars...
Charles and Linda Houston (11/28/11)
Charles and Linda Houston of Pocahontas, former Le Mars and Plainview, Neb., residents, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 23, 2011. The couple will celebrate the golden event with a come and go shower with family and friends Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Home Plate in Pocahontas...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (11/28/11)
Is Fifteen Too Young to Herd Sheep? Catch a Hen? (11/28/11)
This could be called a "Big Brother -- Nanny State" column. Smoking is legal. I no longer do it and wish, for their health and mine, that others didn't, but it remains legal. Some governments and societies, without the kahones to make it illegal, seem inclined to cut smokers tobacco stained fingers off one little piece at a time. The latest? The British Medical Association has called a smoking ban in all cars...
Taking it to the next level (11/28/11)
Remember that one kilometer walk that Gov. Terry Branstad challenged 250,000 Iowans to participate in on Oct. 7? You know, the one where 2,272 Le Mars residents participated in as part of a new worlds record? Yes, that one, the walk that broke Canada's world record for the number of people walking a kilometer at once. On that sunny Friday, 291,000 Iowans answered the challenge and took the literal and figurative first steps on a journey to improve the health of all Iowans...
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