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Stories from Thursday, February 16, 2012

LCMS students dig deep into history issues (02/16/12)
Thirty-one Le Mars Community Middle School students took their first step toward earning a spot in the National History Day (NHD) finals in June. The students, under the direction of LCS Challenge instructor Jeanne Rust, have been researching topics using the 2012 NHD theme, "Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History."...
Courthouse parking lot bids competitive (02/16/12)
The second round of bid letting produced more favorable results for improving the Plymouth County Courthouse parking lot. Eight bidders submitted proposals for the project, which includes re-designing the existing lot and adding center parking spaces, replacing asphalt paving and creating diagonal parking spaces...
20 groups may benefit from hotel/motel tax dollars (02/16/12)
Dollars to provide information to visitors and ease access to events are among the proposed projects for Le Mars Hotel/Motel Sales Tax dollars beginning July 1. Members of the Le Mars Convention and Visitor Bureau Advisory Board have recommended approximately $38,000 be divided by 20 groups...
FVH trustees consider changing board make-up (02/16/12)
The Floyd Valley Hospital Board of Trustees is looking at increasing its size. Earlier this week the trustees tossed around the idea of changing from the current five-member board to seven members. Mike Donlin, hospital administrator, said one advantage to an increase in the number of board members discussed Tuesday included a potential for a more diverse board...
Legislative forums planned Saturday (02/16/12)
Legislative issues will be discussed during forums at four area locations Saturday. Iowa State Rep. Chuck Soderberg (R-Le Mars) and State Sen. Bill Anderson (R-Pierson) will host the meetings at: Soderberg and Anderson will provide information about the current legislative session, according to a press release...
Class 3A regional basketball: No. 3 Crusaders smash Lady Bulldogs (02/16/12)
SIOUX CITY -- Sometimes all the preparation in the world is just not enough. Such was the case for the Le Mars Community girls basketball team, who played nine scoreless minutes to start Wednesday's Class 3A regional quarterfinal loss to third-ranked Bishop Heelan...
Class 1A District basketball: Hinton boys edge St. Mary's 48-46 to advance (02/16/12)
HINTON -- A late foul call on Remsen St. Mary's gave Hinton momentum for good as the Blackhawks advanced 48-46 to face Gehlen Catholic tonight (Thursday). Following two free throws by senior Beau Pick to bring RSM (7-14) back to within just one point at 44-43, junior Tyler Delperdang tipped a pass on the defensive end and then saved it from going out of bounds...
Gehlen seniors Mousel, Sitzmann earn academic all-state honors (02/16/12)
The Iowa Football Coaches Association presented their Academic All-State awards to outstanding football players that have an overall GPA of 3.75 or higher. Gehlen Catholic senior Alec Mousel was first team All-District, second team All-State and academic All-District in 2011. Mousel finished the season with 31 catches for 507 yards while starting at outside linebacker on defense...
R-U's Alesch to play football at IWCC (02/16/12)
Remsen-Union senior Kipp Alesch signed a letter of intent Wednesday to continue his football career at Iowa Western Community College. The senior earned first team All-State honors as a linebacker for the Rockets and was also the district's defensive player of the year in 2011. ...
2011-12 Lakes Conference (02/16/12)
Coach of the year: Dave Irwin, Le Mars...
'Dogs place second in Akron (02/16/12)
The eighth grade traveling basketball team "DOGS" finished in second place at the Akron-Westfield basketball tournament held Feb. 11. Front row (left to right): Austin Rieken, Alex Mahan, Andrew Theeler, Quenton Boddie, Camoron Rol, Cody Beck. Back row: Jon Hoveden, Coach Bill Rieken, Coach Wayne Theeler, Carter Lampe...
Lady 'Dogs champions of Hinton AAU volleyball tournament (02/16/12)
The Le Mars Lady 'Dogs fifth grade traveling volleyball team placed first at the AAU tournament in Hinton on Saturday, Feb 11. The team placed first in the seven-team field, compiling a 10-2 game record on the day. The team is pictured above (left to right): Haylee Cooper, Regan Petersen, Aly Buhman, Johanna Theeler, Madeline Hurt, Jessica Hinds, Karissa Ellis, Olivia McQuillen and Anna Vacura...
Conservation compliance check scheduled (02/16/12)
Some 60 Plymouth County conservation farmers Jim Lahn, district conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), said are expected to be in-line for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) conservation compliance checks this spring...
NRCS's Lahn emphasizes need for continuous conservation efforts (02/16/12)
Jim Lahn has spent nearly 31 years being concerned about sound soil and water conservation practices, the past 17 of these years as a district conservationist for the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) at the agency's Le Mars office. While growing up Lahn would spend time with his grandfather, an uncle and friends working alongside them on their farms. He welcomed the opportunity to share in his father's interest in hunting, fishing and camping...
Sheldon is location for 2012 Iowa pork regional conference (02/16/12)
The Iowa Pork Producers Association is partnering with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine specialists to host regional conferences March 6-9. The northwest Iowa conference is from 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 at Northwest Iowa Community College, Building A, room 199...
Training sessions slated for pork producers (02/16/12)
Training for pork producers will be offered by Iowa State University Extension and the Iowa Pork Industry Center at the Cherokee County Extension office. Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus training will be available in Cherokee Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the extension office, 209 Centennial Drive, Suite A from 10 a.m. to noon...
Wilma Zevenbergen (02/16/12)
Mrs. Wilma Zevenbergen, age 87, of Alton, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. Pastor Dennis Sohl will officiate. Interment will follow at the Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton. Visitation with the family will be from moon to 2:15 p.m., at the funeral home...
Gene Hutton (02/16/12)
Cecil E. "Gene" Hutton, 88, of Sioux City, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Countryside Senior Living in Sioux City. Per Gene's wishes, the body will be cremated. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel in Sioux City, with veteran honors conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps. Burial of his cremains will be at a later date in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home...
James Dixson (02/16/12)
James Dixson, 47, of Marcus, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. The Rev. Ron Rice will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Grace United Methodist Church with a prayer service at 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral on Monday...
Hazel Bollin (02/16/12)
Hazel L. (Chase) Bollin, 84, of Kingsley, died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) at United Methodist Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Roger Kurtenbach officiating. Burial was in Kingsley Cemetery...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (02/16/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (02/16/12)
Dig my fighting moves (02/16/12)
A week ago, I was out of state at a company meeting. Twice a year I gather with the other publishers to go over finances, upcoming initiatives and to see how we are doing. The two days of meetings turn into four days away from home, with a travel day before and a travel day after. While it is nice to see everyone, stay in a hotel and travel, it is always nice to come home...
Time for another Greco-Persian war? (02/16/12)
It has been over 2,000 years since the city states of Greece faced the invading forces of Persian King Xerxes. A group of Spartan warriors held the invading army at bay at the pass of Thermopylae. Spartan King Leonidas and his small band of warriors were brought back to life on the big screen recently in the movie "300."...
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