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Stories from Monday, January 9, 2012

Many enjoy Mother Nature's seasonal switch up (01/09/12)
January. The word doesn't generally bring to mind open windows, short sleeves and golfing -- not in Iowa anyway. But that's exactly what this January brought. In the past week, Le Mars residents headed outside without coats -- even in T-shirts and shorts -- to enjoy the sunshine and unseasonable warmth...
Warm winter saves time, money for public crews (01/09/12)
This winter's dry, warm weather has kept city and county snowplows off the roads, freeing up time and money. City of Le Mars workers have gotten more outside work done and are completing projects in less time, said Steve Hansen, public works superintendent...
Locals to paint 'Rembrandt Rejects' for April event (01/09/12)
An artistic event set for April at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor will feature professional artists and Rembrandt Rejects painted by local citizens. The event is hosted by the Le Mars Arts Center and the Le Mars Main Street program and will be held Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21...
New cone delivery expected for public art (01/09/12)
A new shipment of fiberglass ice cream cones is scheduled to arrive in Le Mars Wednesday. They'll be the latest cones to be delivered by a Nebraska manufacturer -- now the sculptures will be transformed into public art by area artists. Partners on the project are the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce, Le Mars Arts Center, City of Le Mars Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB)...
Iowa Boys Basketball Prep Poll (01/09/12)
Others receiving votes: Cedar Rapids Kennedy 7. Davenport Central 7. Eldridge North Scott 5. Council Bluffs Jefferson 2. Southeast Polk 1. Others receiving votes: Dallas Center-Grimes 18. A-D-M, Adel 17. Atlantic 13. Ballard 7. Grinnell 4. Vinton-Shellsburg 4. Solon 2. Maquoketa 1. Dubuque Wahlert 1...
Hinton girls dish No. 5 Gehlen first loss (01/09/12)
SIOUX CITY -- A 14-0 run to end the third quarter went for naught as No. 5 (Class 1A) Gehlen Catholic lost its first game of the season by a 47-39 margin to War Eagle Conference rival Hinton on Friday at the CNOS Foundation Classic in the Tyson Events Center's Gateway Arena...
Jays shut down Blackhawks to stay perfect in WEC (01/09/12)
SIOUX CITY -- Hinton may have scored the first points of Friday's War Eagle Conference game against Gehlen Catholic at the CNOS Classic at the Tyson Events Center Gateway Arena, but that did not bother the Jays of Mike Langel. "We tried to keep Hinton off-balance," said Langel, whose Jays tallied a 48-33 win over the Blackhawks to stay unbeaten in league play. "We wanted to keep Hinton from getting its offense rolling. We were mixing things up a bit to keep Hinton on edge."...
Two 'Dogs place second at Clear Lake Invitational (01/09/12)
CLEAR LAKE -- The Le Mars Community wrestling team fielded two runners-up at the Clear Lake Invitational on Saturday. The Bulldogs finished seventh in team standings. Tyler Carlson was the runner-up at 113 pounds. After pinning Brandon Klaes of St. Ansgar/Riceville in three minutes, 15 seconds, Carlson advanced to the championship match with a 4-1 decision over Tristan Boehm of Forest City...
A-W's Utesch posts 150th career victory (01/09/12)
SIOUX CENTER -- Akron-Westfield senior Chet Utesch recorded his 150th career victory as the Westerners competed in a pair of duals at Sioux Center on Thursday. Utesch pinned Sioux Center's Josh Olvera in one minute, 37 seconds to secure his 150th career victory, an achievement accomplished by few others in the history of wrestling at A-W, coach Mark Van Oort said...
Unity Christian outlasts RSM in WEC action (01/09/12)
ORANGE CITY -- A strong first half was not enough for Remsen St. Mary's to get past Unity Christian in War Eagle Conference play on Saturday afternoon in Orange City. The Hawks, who trailed 22-20 at the intermission, were outscored 34-26 in the second half of a 56-46 loss to the Knights...
Boys Basketball Roundup: K-P rebounds with win over Ridge View (01/09/12)
KINGSLEY -- The Kingsley-Pierson boys basketball team rebounded from its first loss of the season to second-ranked (Class 1A) Storm Lake St. Mary's on Thursday with a 58-39 win over Ridge View on Friday. The Panthers got 12 points each from Cody Kuchel and Brandon Bainbridge...
Hinton matmen drop pair of non-conference duals Thursday (01/09/12)
HINTON -- The Hinton grapplers dropped a pair of non-conference duals on Thursday in Hinton. Cole Mills was the only wrestler standing in the way of Rock Valley sweeping a dual from Hinton. Mills, wrestling at 113 pounds, won a 7-3 decision over Samuel Klarenbeek to score the only points of the dual for the Blackhawks, who lost 69-3...
Girls basketball roundup: Lady Rockets stave off Hawks 40-31 (01/09/12)
REMSEN -- The Remsen-Union girls basketball team won a defensive battle against Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn by a 40-31 decision Friday night in Remsen. "The girls continued to play well tonight, playing excellent defense," R-U coach Robin Niles said. "Even though we had a rough night shooting, we were able to control the tempo of the game and we controlled the boards all night long."...
Knights smash Hawks 65-29 in War Eagle Conference play (01/09/12)
Marlene M. Mousel (01/09/12)
Marlene M. Mousel, 76, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with a Christian Mothers Rosary at 4 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. scriptural wake service, all at the church...
Gertrude Vander Ploeg (01/09/12)
Gertrude Vander Ploeg, 93, of Sioux Center died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Gertrude Vander Ploeg was born June 12, 1918, to Peter and Tryntje (Ploegstra) Stegenga near Hull. She was raised on a farm near Rock Valley. She received her education through 8th grade in Rock Valley. She did housework for several people and also worked in the Rock Valley bakery for several years baking cookies...
Orlin and Ellen Pratt (01/09/12)
Orlin and Ellen Pratt, of Remsen, will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 15, 2012, with a family gathering and dinner. They are the parents of four children: Janell Felts and her husband Rick, of Le Mars, Steve Pratt and his wife, Melecia, Scott Pratt and his wife, Tamie; and Jill Utesch and her husband, Doug, all of Remsen...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (01/09/12)
How Many Millionaires in Plymouth County? (01/09/12)
Please say Happy Birthday! Iowa's youngest, smartest Senator, Shalee Senator Foghorn D. Pauln turns 13 today, on the first day of the legislative session. Not sure about this but he might be the only one with an AKC registration. His age in human years is either 91 or 104, depending on which multiplier you use. ...
Is building stimulus needed? (01/09/12)
As we begin the new year, goals are set by many and the accomplishments of the past year are also examined. Last week, as the Le Mars City Council heard details about a program designed to spur housing growth, the statistics for building activity for 2011 were also released...
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