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Stories from Friday, January 20, 2012

United Way campaign exceeds goal by $14,000 (01/20/12)
Donations to the Le Mars United Way are up more than 12 percent, with the latest campaign raising $264,000. For the fourth year in a row, the Le Mars United Way campaign exceeded its goal, according to Tim Stiles, United Way of Siouxland. The Le Mars United Way Board set a $250,000 goal for 2011 after raising $235,000 in 2010...
Answering the call. Fire-rescue volunteers roll out more often (01/20/12)
Fires in buildings and rescue calls topped the reasons Le Mars fire-rescue volunteers put on their gear last year. They also responded to 41 more calls than 2010 for a total of 254 calls in 2011. Le Mars Fire-Rescue Chief David Schipper's annual report compares calls throughout the last three years. There were 91 more fire-rescue calls in 2011 than in 2008...
Odd and even parking to be enforced (01/20/12)
Le Mars area residents are shoveling out after the first significant snowfall of 2012. A winter weather advisory for potential travel difficulties due to snowfall was issued until noon today (Friday). Remsen-Union and Remsen St. Mary's began classes two hours late due to weather conditions...
Supervisors cut conservation budget by 10 percent (01/20/12)
The Plymouth County Supervisors continue to work the numbers in the proposed 2012-13 county budget. Earlier this week the board juggled numbers in the proposed budget. Several areas adjusted included trimming $5,000 from the conservation board request and $10,000 from insurance premiums, adding a $2,500 line item for Drug Court and setting aside $175,000 to be used for Local Option Sales Tax grants...
LCS team qualiies for KCAU Quiz Bowl (01/20/12)
The Le Mars Community High School Quiz Bowl team is one of 16 teams to earn a spot in the KCAU-TV 2012 Quiz Bowl Tournament. The team competed last Saturday in the 2012 Quiz Bowl qualifying tournament at Morningside College, in Sioux City. According to Jeanne Rust, LCS 6-12 Challenge instructor, the LCS team's first taping for competition will be Jan. 25 against Sioux City West. Rust said she did not yet know the air date of the match...
Monsanto to give rural school grants (01/20/12)
Public school districts in rural communities stand ready to compete for a series of America's Farmers Grow Rural Education grants to be awarded by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company. Farmers within the districts may nominate a public school district with district administrators then submit applications for either a $10,000 or $20,000 grant to support the school's science and/or math programs. Grant application deadline is April 20...
Panthers put away Rockets by 15 points (01/20/12)
REMSEN -- The Kingsley-Pierson boys basketball team took control in the second quarter and never relented in a 62-47 victory over former conference rival Remsen-Union. K-P (10-3) trailed 12-6 in the opening quarter before consecutive 3-pointers by seniors Brandon Bainbridge and Travis Neumann...
Lady Rockets cruise past Lady Panthers 52-30 (01/20/12)
REMSEN -- The Remsen-Union Lady Rockets started aggressive and blasted Kingsley-Pierson 31-8 in the first half to coast to a 52-30 win. R-U (5-11) attacked the basket early, but could not get their shots to fall. Both teams moved the ball well on offense, but struggled from the floor...
Bulldog bowlers fall to Monarchs (01/20/12)
DENISON -- The Le Mars Community boys and girls bowling teams each fell to Denison-Schleswig on the road at Lucky Lanes in Denison on Thursday. The Monarchs totaled 2,565 pins in the girls competition while Le Mars' girls team totaled 2,417 pins. The D-S boys defeated Le Mars by nearly 400 pins with a total of 2,937 on the night; Le Mars had a team score of 2,567...
'Dogs drop Lakes duals to E-burg, E-LC (01/20/12)
EMMETSBURG -- Nic Madsen and J.D. Steen each went 2-0 as the Le Mars Community wrestling team dropped a pair of duals on the road at Emmetsburg on Thursday. The 'Dogs lost a 63-18 dual to the E-Hawks and wound up on the losing end of a 46-27 decision against Estherville-Lincoln Central...
Lady Westerners win third straight (01/20/12)
AKRON -- The Akron-Westfield girls basketball team won its third straight contest on Thursday by a 52-43 win over Alcester-Hudson. "We've been trying to pick up the tempo and put more pressure on the ball," A-W coach Kent Johnson said. "That's been paying off and we've been getting more steals. We also scored more than 50 points and when you do that, it gives you a chance to win...
Le Mars YMCA 2011 Coed Rec Volleyball Champions (01/20/12)
The Le Mars YMCA 2011 Coed Rec Volleyball season and tournament champion was The Bar. The team is pictured above. Front row (left to right): Carol Hofmeyer, Alice Krienert, Tiffany Sitzmann, Katie Hofmeyer. Back row: Deb Sitzmann, Eric Hofmeyer, Barry Sitzmann, Adam Oetken, Tyler Sitzmann...
Announcement of new districts creates offseason excitement (01/20/12)
Every two years, the Iowa High School Athletic Association reconstructs the state-wide football scene. Schools transition between classes based on enrollment and new districts are decided. On Tuesday, the IHSAA posted new district assignments on its website, drawing attention from football fans across the state and causing many to once again begin dreaming about Friday night lights...
James Corley (01/20/12)
James M. Corley, 96, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expression of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Denison, IA Feeder Cattle Auction: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 01/19/2012 (01/20/12)
Iowa Ethanol Corn and Co-Products Processing Values (01/20/12)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (01/20/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (01/20/12)
Sheldon, IA Slaughter Cattle Auction: Weighted Average Report for 01/19/2012 (01/20/12)
Sharing was okay with me (01/20/12)
Maggie was napping with me. "Do you have to share this bed with Grandpa?" she asked. She is about to have a room of her own, the first that she doesn't share with her sister. She is very interested in who has to share and who doesn't? My sister, a year younger than myself, was my roommate during our growing up years and that lasted until a few months after I graduated from high school. ...
Reevaluate how elected officials get raises (01/20/12)
The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors Tuesday trimmed back recommended pay raises for elected officials from 3.9 percent, as recommended by the County Compensation Board, to 3.5 percent. They also trimmed their 3 percent pay raise to 2.5 percent...
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