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Stories from Friday, December 9, 2011

Victim of bullying shares emotional scars (12/09/11)
"Bill," upward of age 40, remembers playing baseball at age 6 -- not the home runs he hit -- but the vivid memories of being held down and forced to eat dirt. That year Bill became the target of a bully, whose actions would follow Bill through high school, college and into adulthood, leaving behind emotional scars...
Deputy mourns, remembers canine partner (12/09/11)
The first dog Plymouth County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Dorhout can remember having as a child was a German Shepherd. So when he became partners with a canine of the same breed, a pup named Sabot in 2002, it was fitting. Dog is often called man's best friend, but with Dorhout and Sabot that relationship was more like father and son...
Le Mars Communications partnership change planned (12/09/11)
Two partners plan to sell their interest in a Le Mars Internet service business. Le Mars Communications L.L.P. is a partnership formed in 2000 by the city of Le Mars, North West Rural Electric Cooperative (REC), of Orange City, and telecommunications provider Long Lines, L.L.C., of Sergeant Bluff...
Seats open on county board of health (12/09/11)
Three seats will be open on the Plymouth County Board of Health at the end of the year. Three of the current five members, whose terms end Dec. 31, have decided not to seek another three-year term, said Deb Steffen, Floyd Valley Hospital community health nurse manager...
L.E.E.P. hosts Taverns for Textbooks Dec. 13 (12/09/11)
The third annual "Taverns for Textbooks," will be Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Le Mars Community High School lunchroom, with serving from 5-7 p.m. A freewill donation will be accepted for the meal which is sponsored by Le Mars Educational Enhancement Project (L.E.E.P.)...
Le Mars dance team earns top ratings at state (12/09/11)
DES MOINES -- The Iowa state dance team competition was held Thursday and Friday, Dec. 1 and 2, in Des Moines. This year, Le Mars Community took three dances to state rather than the two routines the team usually brings. Le Mars competed in Jazz, Pom and Kick routines...
Le Mars grapplers drop pair at Storm Lake (12/09/11)
STORM LAKE -- The Le Mars Community wrestling team dropped a pair of Lakes Conference duals on the road at Storm Lake on Thursday. David Hernandez went 2-0 at 195 pounds and Alex Hermes posted a 2-0 record at heavyweight to lead the 'Dogs. The Bulldogs dropped a 51-24 dual to the Tornadoes...
Akron-Westfield matmen post win over Dakota Valley (12/09/11)
BERESFORD, S.D. -- Akron-Westfield posted a dual win over Dakota Valley (South Dakota) in non-conference action on Tuesday. The Westerners won by a 48-33 margin. Chet Utesch, Class 1A's second-ranked wrestler at 126 pounds, pinned Tyler Schrunk in one minute, 13 seconds in the 132-pound match on Tuesday...
College Update: Wrestlers Sievert, Edgington ranked nationally (12/09/11)
Morningside is ranked ninth nationally in latest NAIA wrestling poll released on December 7. The Mustangs are the defending GPAC and NAIA North Region champions. Morningside is one of five teams from the GPAC ranked in the NAIA Top 20. Midland University is ranked seventh, Northwestern College is 13th, Dakota Wesleyan University is 14th and Concordia University is 19th...
Jo-Ann M. Dunlap (12/09/11)
Jo-Ann M. Dunlap, 82, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, at the Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the family present to greet friends at 1 p.m...
Denison, IA Feeder Cattle Auction: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 12/08/2011 (12/09/11)
Iowa Ethanol Corn and Co-Products Processing Values (12/09/11)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (12/09/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (12/09/11)
Sheldon, IA Slaughter Cattle Auction: Weighted Average Report for 12/08/2011 (12/09/11)
Gearing up for the next holiday (12/09/11)
It seems celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday and preparations for the Christmas holiday have overlapped this year. We did enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving with six of our seven adult children present over a period of 5 days. That means there were also 19 grandchildren in and out during that time. There were times when the noise level in the house was raised to a dangerous level...
Keep your home safe this winter (12/09/11)
"Heater fires." Those two words come to mind when firefighters hear that temperatures are going to drop to the single digits for the first time each year. Just like cars that won't start, falls on icy sidewalks and frozen water pipes, heater fires are one of the hazards winter's first real cold snap -- probably one of the most dangerous and disruptive hazards facing residents in our area...
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