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Stories from Monday, January 16, 2012

Kingsley teen's attorney objects to adult court (01/16/12)
An attorney for a Kingsley teen charged in the shooting death of his stepbrother is objecting to a prosecutor's request to handle court matters in adult court. William "Billy" Noll was arrested by the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office Dec. 15 on felony charges of involuntary manslaughter and willful injury for the death of 17-year-old Kyle Badgerow...
Gas tax is Le Mars legislative forum topic (01/16/12)
Two area lawmakers say they see a need for more money for road and bridge repairs, but they're not paving the way for a gas tax increase. The chairmen of the Iowa Senate and Iowa House Transportation Committees on Jan. 4 announced a bipartisan proposal to increase the gas tax in Iowa by 4 cents in 2013 and another 4 cents in 2014...
Piano adds history to museum's musical selection (01/16/12)
A former Kingsley woman's upright grand piano now graces the main hallway at the Plymouth County Museum, in Le Mars. The historical piano, built between 1900 and 1905, belonged to the late Gladys H. (Vannorsdel) Karlson and was donated to the museum by her grandson, Eric L. Karlson...
Bids come in high on Westfield drainage ditch work (01/16/12)
Bids on a Westfield drainage ditch repair ranged from $68,444 to $171,956 for a project that will be paid for by nearby property owners. The lowest bid, which the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors approved last week subject to a review of the numbers, was still about $500 higher than County Engineer Tom Rohe's estimate for the work...
Free food, meal at Rejoice! this week (01/16/12)
Enjoy a free meal at Rejoice! Community Church Wednesday. The Banquet, that also offers people 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 (01/16/12)
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: Davenport Central 10. West Des Moines Dowling 7. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 3. Des Moines Hoover 2...
'Dogs rebound with weekend wins (01/16/12)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars Community boys basketball team has yet to reach its peak performance level, but the Bulldogs got back on the winning track on Friday night with a 71-56 win over Storm Lake. "We played a lot better than we did on Monday," said Le Mars coach Dave Irwin, whose Bulldogs lost their third game of the season on the road at Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Monday. "But there is still room to improve...
Cook leads Bulldogs to sixth at Le Mars Invitational (01/16/12)
LE MARS -- Mason Cook led a list of eight Le Mars Community wrestlers who placed at Saturday's Le Mars Invitational in Carey Gym. Cook was the highest placewinner for the 'Dogs, who placed sixth in the 11-team field. Cook was the runner-up at 132 pounds. Nic Madsen (106) and Alex Hermes (285) each placed third for the 'Dogs on Saturday...
Timmins pours in 19 as Lady Jays knock off Trinity 59-31 (01/16/12)
HULL -- The sixth-ranked (Class 1A) Gehlen Catholic girls basketball team outscored Trinity Christian 36-9 in the second half of Friday's 59-31 win on the road in Hull. Amber Timmins recorded a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Lady Jays (12-1). Timmins also grabbed three steals and dished out three assists...
Lady 'Dogs grab Lakes Conference win over Tornadoes (01/16/12)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars Community girls basketball team used a strong defensive effort to defeat Storm Lake 46-19 in Lakes Conference play on Friday at Carey Gym. "Any time you can hold a team to fewer than 20 points, it is a very good defensive effort," Le Mars Community coach Judd Kopperud said. "Our girls did a nice job defensively all night."...
Le Mars JV boys tally pair of weekend wins (01/16/12)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars Community junior varsity boys basketball team posted wins over Storm Lake and Sioux City West over the weekend. The hot-shooting 'Dogs tallied a 58-9 win over the Tornadoes at home on Friday. "I was pleased with how well we shot the ball, especially in the first half," said Le Mars coach Benji Kasel, whose squad hit 65 percent of its shots from 2-point range on Friday. The 'Dogs also hit 3-of-8 beyond the arc...
Gehlen Catholic posts 62-48 win at Trinity Christian (01/16/12)
HULL -- The Gehlen Catholic boys basketball team won its first-ever meeting with Trinity Christian by a 62-48 margin on the road in Hull Friday. Their hosts threatened the Jays the entire way, coach Mike Langel said. "They stayed in that 10-point range -- and even cut it to five once in awhile -- all game long," Langel said. "They had a nice ball team with nice shooters and nice height inside. I knew we'd have to play well to beat them."...
RSM survives fourth-quarter rally by R-U (01/16/12)
REMSEN -- The Remsen St. Mary's girls basketball team staved off a fourth-quarter rally by cross-town rival Remsen-Union to secure a 52-49 War Eagle Conference win on Friday night in Remsen. The Hawks took a 42-31 lead into the final quarter but the Lady Rockets opened the fourth frame with back-to-back 3-point plays to pull within five and pulled within a point inside the final minute...
Local sports schedule: January 16-21 (01/16/12)
Le Mars GBB at SC West RSM B/G BB at Spalding Akron-Westfield B/G BB at Remsen-Union West Sioux, Alcester-Hudson Wrestling at A-W Gehlen B/G BB at Hinton Spirit Lake B/G BB at Le Mars K-P B/G BB at Alta-Aurelia MMC, Westwood Wrestling at Hinton Le Mars Wrestling at Spencer...
Rockets hold on to defeat Hawks in WEC play (01/16/12)
REMSEN -- It was down to the wire but Remsen-Union held on to defeat cross-town rival Remsen St. Mary's 46-43 in War Eagle Conference action on Friday night in Remsen. The visiting Rockets led their hosts by as many as 13 points late in the third quarter but the Hawks outscored their rivals 13-5 in the final eight minutes to have a shot in the waning seconds...
WRESTLING: Blackhawks drop pair (01/16/12)
SIOUX CITY -- Taylor Schroeder, Werner Trierweiler and Zac Schreck each posted 3-0 records as Hinton dropped a trio of duals to Storm Lake, Western Christian and Bishop Heelan in non-conference action Thursday at Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City...
Kathryn M. Ehlers (01/16/12)
Kathryn M. (McGrory) Ehlers, 93, of Sioux City, an Ireton native and former Craig and Le Mars area resident, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today (Monday) with the family present 6-8 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City...
Verl Kehrberg (01/16/12)
Verl Kehrberg, 90, of Le Mars, died Sunday evening, Jan. 15, 2012, at his home. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expression of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Joan Loutsch (01/16/12)
Joan Frances Loutsch, 86, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at her home. Joan was born Feb. 2, 1925, at rural Granville, the daughter of John and Martha (Bernard) Goebel. She was raised in the Granville area and received her education at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Granville...
Haley M. Nemmers (01/16/12)
Hayley Marie Nemmers, 21, of Lincoln, Neb., died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. She was a member of Saint Teresa Catholic Church in Lincoln. Survivors include her father Jim Nemmers of Lincoln, Neb.; sister and brother-in-law, Ashley and Matt Shultz, of Lakin, Kan.; grandparents, Dorothy Nemmers of Le Mars, and Nancy Mead, of Lincoln; a nephew, Carter Shultz, of Lakin, Kan.; and many cousins, aunts and uncles...
Esther F. Oloff (01/16/12)
Esther F. Oloff, 100, of Le Mars, formerly of Craig, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Esther F. Winterfeld was born July 29, 1911, on the family farm near Craig, the daughter of Albert and Meta (Schulz) Winterfeld. Esther was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig. She attended country school near her home and graduated from Ireton High School...
Robert J. Ortmann (01/16/12)
Robert J. Ortmann, 74, of Remsen, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Bob was born on May 27, 1937, at Le Mars, the son of John and Eleanor (Bohnenkamp) Ortmann. Bob was raised in Remsen and attended St. Mary's Catholic School...
Esther Von Hagel (01/16/12)
Esther Von Hagel, 88, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township), rural Le Mars. The Rev. Ben Worley will officiate. Burial will follow at Christ Lutheran Cemetery, rural Le Mars. ...
Six Days Across Nebraska-or Siberia? (01/16/12)
How many times have you heard, "Great weather, but we're gonna pay for it," this winter? South of Des Moines we have had record January highs, into the 60's. That's good. Our maple trees have started to bud. That's bad. "Spring" came to a screeching halt last week, though, but regardless of what comes next it will be a short winter. Don't ya just love it when the snow-birds miss an easy winter?...
Clicking for cash (01/16/12)
Much has been written about the evils of the Internet: it is addictive, there are nasty things and dishonest people lurking about and spending too much time online is hard on your eyes and contributes to a sedentary lifestyle and the health risks associated with that lifestyle...
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