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Stories from Monday, February 20, 2012

Volunteer fair ready to roll at museum (02/20/12)
Fourteen community groups have registered to participate in the Volunteer Fair hosted by the Plymouth County Historical Museum and the Optimists of Le Mars this Saturday. Doors will open at 10 a.m. to the public at no charge in the museum's "Old Central" Gym, at 335 First Ave. S.W...
Most bidders want to raze Kime Science Center (02/20/12)
Three offers to buy the former Westmar University Kime Science Center will be considered at the noon meeting of the Le Mars City Council Tuesday. The Kime Science Center, at the intersection of 10th Street and Second Avenue Southeast, was used for classrooms, laboratories, a conference room, a greenhouse, private offices and a theatre/lecture hall until Westmar closed in November 1997...
Rain forest critters visit Franklin students (02/20/12)
Students at Franklin Elementary School had a close encounter with rain forest animals last week. Children in grades kindergarten through fifth at the Le Mars school explored rain forest habitats, plants and animals in a special assembly. Wildlife Encounters, a non-profit organization based in Gretna, Neb., brought its "Wonders of the Rain Forest" assembly to Franklin Friday...
Volunteers, dollars needed to pack meals for Haitian orphans (02/20/12)
It's an ambitious goal. They want to feed children at an orphanage in Haiti for a whole year. And they need your help. Volunteers from St. John Lutheran Church, in Le Mars, are hosting a food packaging event from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. They want to pack almost 33,000 dry meals, and they're seeking help from people in the community to make the goal a reality...
Supervisors delay housing trust fund decision (02/20/12)
Forming a regional housing trust fund could make state dollars available to provide housing assistance for Plymouth County residents. Last week the county board of supervisors discussed supporting efforts to form a regional housing trust fund to include Plymouth, Ida, Monona, Cherokee and rural Woodbury counties...
STATE WRESTLING: A-W's Utesch rebounds from dream-shattering loss to dominate way to third-place finish (02/20/12)
DES MOINES -- Chet Utesch embraced Caleb Smothers in the center of the circle as the official raised the arm of the Akron-Westfield senior. Utesch trotted to the scorer's table, where he signed his name in the book as the third-place finisher at 126 pounds. ...
STATE WRESTLING: Willer displays best efforts of season en route to sixth place (02/20/12)
DES MOINES -- Akron-Westfield junior Chet Willer split a pair of 4-3 decisions on Friday during his second straight state wrestling tournament appearance. The 195-pound junior won the first, going down to the wire as he defeated BGM's Adam Hawkins with a late takedown...
STATE WRESTLING: Short tourney stay motivates Dirks for next year (02/20/12)
DES MOINES - Daniel Dirks stayed flat on his back after the sound of the final whistle. The junior 138-pounder covered his face with his hands as he processed the last minute and 50 seconds. That's all the time it took for Logan Loftus to record the fall and end Dirks' season...
Class 1A Regional Girls Basketball: Gehlen girls in regional final after OT win (02/20/12)
LAURENS -- Four days for three overtimes in two games was what the No. 9 Gehlen Catholic Lady Jays had to endure to advance to the Class 1A Region 1 final against Central Lyon on Monday night. Gehlen (19-4) defeated the Bishop Garrigan Golden Bears (14-11) from Algona 53-44 in the Lady Jays' third overtime game in two weeks. Gehlen lost to Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 63-60 in overtime on Feb. 3, but knocked MMC out of the playoffs with a 61-53 win in double overtime last Tuesday...
Twist 'em like a pretzel (02/20/12)
(Sentinel photo by Bethany Kroeze) The Akron-Westfield cheerleaders shout out encouragement for Chet Willer during a match on Saturday morning at the state wrestling tournament in Des Moines.
Boys district basketball previews (02/20/12)
Spirit Lake (14-7) at No. 10 Le Mars Community (17-4) When: Monday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m. Where: Le Mars Community's Carey Gym Previous results: Le Mars 50, Spirit Lake 42 (Dec. 6, Spirit Lake) Le Mars 59, Spirit Lake 38 (Jan. 17, Le Mars) Points per game: Le Mars 65.3, Spirit Lake 48.2...
James Dixson (02/20/12)
James Dixson, 47, of Marcus, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. James LeRoy Dixson was born Nov. 6, 1964, in Cherokee, one of six children born to Jake Sr. and Bernice (Harman) Dixson. He graduated from Marcus High School in 1983. He later attended the University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls, where he majored in chemistry...
Robert C. Schumacher Jr. (02/20/12)
Robert C. Schumacher Jr. 72, of Omaha, Neb., died Feb. 16, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Neb., following a lengthy illness. He was born to Robert Sr. and Cecile (Del Cerro) Schumacher on Oct. 13, 1939, in Remsen. Upon graduating from Remsen High School in 1957, he worked in the family electric business, Bobs Electric Co. (Beco Inc.) until its close in 1986...
Iowa Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report: For Week Ending: Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 (02/20/12)
Our Largely Hidden Shame (02/20/12)
Before last week, my last visit to Hawaii was in 1956, courtesy of Uncle Sam. Wanting to return, I started dropping a quarter in a jar every time I made a mistake. You would think that in the intervening 56 years I'd have quite a bundle, right? Wrong, sewage-treatment-plant-breath! $3.75 didn't quite get us there (self deprecating humor is the best kind). The total price of the trip was about the same as a decent 8 year old Chevy...
If we don't say its name, will it go away? (02/20/12)
Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn't there He wasn't there again today I wish, I wish he'd go away... -- Hughes Mearns, "Antigonish" Last week, the Labor Department reported that the consumer price index (CPI) increase 0.2% in January, signaling signs of inflation...
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