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Stories from Monday, December 19, 2011

Kingsley teen charged in the death of his stepbrother (12/19/11)
A 14 year old from rural Kingsley is charged in juvenile court with the shooting death of his 17-year-old stepbrother, Kyle Badgerow. Badgerow died Dec. 9 after he was shot once in the chest with a semi-automatic pistol at his rural Kingsley home, according to Plymouth County Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo...
Mr. and Mrs. Claus (12/19/11)
Mya Tiernan, 1, of Ankeny, stopped at Habitué Coffeehouse and Creperie, in Le Mars, Saturday to tell Santa and Mrs. Claus what she wants for Christmas. Tiernan was in town with her parents to visit her grandparents.
December 2011 weather returns to normal (12/19/11)
This December's mostly above-freezing daytime temperatures and limited snowfall are the norm for this time of year. The much colder and snowier Decembers of the last few years have been the exception, according to several weather experts. "Basically for most of the state the past four Decembers have all been unusually snowy and a bit on the cold side," said Harry Hillaker, Iowa state climatologist. "This year has been a walk in the park compared to what those other ones have been like."...
Caucus countdown (12/19/11)
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann emphasizes her pro-life, pro-family, pro-marriage position while campaigning at Family Table in Le Mars. Bachmann's husband, Marcus, also spoke Friday during a campaign swing before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucus...
LCS grad named U.S. Ambassador (12/19/11)
A Le Mars Community High School graduate, Nancy J. Powell, was nominated Friday by President Barack Obama to serve as the new U.S. Ambassador to India. Powell's nomination is subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate. She is the 64 year-old daughter of the late Joe and Maxine Powell, former Le Mars residents...
Free meal at Rejoice! this week (12/19/11)
Rejoice! Community Church's meal The Banquet returns Wednesday. The free meal, with free food to take home, starts at 6 p.m. at the church, 1320 Third Ave. S.E., in Le Mars. Everyone is invited to enjoy food and fellowship. People are encouraged to bring family and friends...
Iowa Boys Basketball Prep Poll (12/19/11)
The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: Others receiving votes: Cedar Rapids Kennedy 9. Eldridge North Scott 6...
Lady Jays stay perfect at 7-0 (12/19/11)
LE MARS -- Another night, another win for Class 1A No. 5 Gehlen Catholic. The Lady Jays secured their seventh victory of the season and fourth in War Eagle Conference play as they posted a 48-37 win over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Friday. Seniors Amber Timmins and Steph Rohe paced the Lady Jays as they collected the win...
Woodbury Central shocks No. 15 Hinton (12/19/11)
MOVILLE -- Not many teams have been able to keep pace with the Hinton Blackhawks so far this season. In fact, prior to Saturday, the closest a team has come to the undefeated Blackhawks was 18 points when Hinton defeated Sioux City East 72-54 in the second game of the season Thanksgiving weekend in Le Mars...
Jays capture War Eagle victory over Hawks (12/19/11)
LE MARS -- The Gehlen Catholic Jays moved one win closer to their goal of securing the War Eagle Conference title with a 62-53 win over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Friday. "It was a team effort, I thought," Gehlen coach Mike Langel said. "It was a fun game to coach. ...
Madsen leads 'Dogs as 106-pound runner-up at Spencer Invite (12/19/11)
SPENCER -- Nic Madsen wrestled his way to a second-place finish and the Bulldogs placed sixth as the Le Mars Community wrestling team competed at the Spencer Invitational on Saturday. The Bulldogs got a third-place finished from Alex Hermes while Chris Hamman placed fourth and both Skyler Gries and Cody Sherlock placed fifth...
Lady 'Dogs collect first Lakes 'W' (12/19/11)
SPENCER -- The basketball floated through the air, aimed for Spencer's basket. As the last-second shot fell short of the hoop, the Le Mars Community girls basketball team could release a collective sigh of relief. The 'W' had finally come. That's not to say the Lady Bulldogs won their first game of the season. But Judd Kopperud's team did post its first Lakes Conference win of the year after opening league play with four straight losses, three of which came to ranked teams...
'Dogs remain unbeaten with win over Tigers (12/19/11)
SPENCER -- The Le Mars Community boys basketball team secured an early season Lakes Conference lead with a 60-45 win on the road at Spencer on Friday. The eighth-ranked (Class 3A) 'Dogs, who close out the pre-Christmas schedule with a non-league game against Bishop Heelan on Tuesday, will take a 5-0 Lakes record into the break...
Le Mars bowlers top OA-BCIG (12/19/11)
IDA GROVE -- The Le Mars Community bowling teams posted wins over OA-BCIG on the road at Ida Bowl in Ida Grove on Friday. The girls team posted a score of 2209 to best OA-BCIG, which totaled 2163 as a team. The boys won by more than 200 pins as they posted a 2713 and OA-BCIG's varsity team rolled a 2480...
Le Mars JV tops Spencer (12/19/11)
SPENCER -- The Le Mars Community junior varsity boys basketball team led at each of the quarter breaks en route to posting a 53-44 win on the road at Spencer on Friday. The Bulldogs are now 6-0 on the season. "This was a good win for us to go on the road and play well," coach Benji Kasel said. "We had some guys step up and have some really nice performances for us this evening."...
Gehlen JV rebounds (12/19/11)
HARTLEY -- The Gehlen Catholic junior varsity boys basketball team moved its record to 3-2 on the year with a 28-22 win on the road at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Thursday. The Jays rallied from a 5-4 first quarter deficit, using a 14-point effort in the second quarter, to secure their third win of the year...
Larry Wink (12/19/11)
Larry Wink, 72, of Le Mars, formerly of Kingsley died Saturday, December 17, 2011, at his home surrounded by family after a valiant seven-year battle with colon cancer. Larry Reinking Wink was born on June 10, 1939, in rural Woodbury County to Johnnie and Elna (Reinking) Wink. ...
Viola M. 'Vi' Kasner (12/19/11)
Viola M. "Vi" Kasner, 87, of Kingsley, Iowa died on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at the Countryside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley, Iowa. ...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (12/19/11)
Dunlap, IA Feeder Cattle Auction: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 12/16/2011 (12/19/11)
Spanks or Spanx? (12/19/11)
"There has been only one Christmas - the rest are anniversaries." Guys, stuck for a Christmas gift for your lady? Is she unhappy with how her body looks these days? Does she yearn to return to that 36-24-36 look of her twenties? Is her "little black dress" relegated to the back of the closet, or worse, Gone Goodwill?...
Time is short for Christmas holiday mailings (12/19/11)
Don't look now, but Christmas is only six days away. That means, if you're going to mail a present Parcel Post to Grandma in Michigan or nephew Joey in Texas, it had better be on its way. If you want to spring for first-class, you have until Tuesday. Priority Mail should get there in time if sent by Wednesday and if you're really a procrastinator, Express Mail sent a week from now, Dec. 22, still has a good chance of getting there by Christmas...
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