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Stories from Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Remsen, Oyens area plan for Catholic education (02/28/12)
Schools with a more than 100-year tradition of Catholic education in the Oyens and Remsen area are turning to their supporters and the community to plan for the next five to 10 years. Information was presented in five areas at a strategic long-range planning meeting for the community hosted by St. Catherine's-St. Mary's Schools in Remsen Monday...
MAKING HISTORY: Lady Jays advance to Class 1A state semifinals (02/28/12)
The Lady Jays celebrate as a team after collecting the first state basketball tournament victory in school history on Monday morning. The Gehlen Catholic Lady Jays knocked off the North Butler Bearcats by a 52-34 decision on Monday morning at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines in their first-ever state basketball appearance. Gehlen Catholic will take on Bedford in the Class 1A semifinal on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m...
Rejoice! to host annual World Day of Prayer service Friday (02/28/12)
Church Women United of Le Mars will host a World Day of Prayer service at 1:30 p.m. this Friday at Rejoice! Community Church in Le Mars. The 2012 theme is "Let Justice Prevail." Starla Jensen, of Sioux City, will be the guest speaker at the Le Mars service at Rejoice! Community Church at 1320 Third Ave. S.E...
Alzheimer's fundraiser will be March 22 (02/28/12)
The Elsie Stabe family has been named honorary chairmen for the 2012 Le Mars Wine and Chocolate Festival fundraiser March 22. Family members include Elsie and Vernon Stabe and their children, Jeanne Petersen, Lu Ann Langel, Dennis Stabe, Teresa Petty, Robert Stabe and Randy Stabe, according to a press release...
4 Gehlen Catholic dancers selected for All-Iowa Dance Team (02/28/12)
Gehlen Catholic dancers Ali Galles, Nicole Ryan, Cassie Rowe and Nicholle Britt have been selected for the All-Iowa Honor Dance Team. The All-Iowa Honor Dance Team is making its 30th appearance at the Girls State Basketball Tournament March 2 and 3 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines...
Warmer temps should cut back on ice (02/28/12)
Forecasters are saying today's showers shouldn't leave too much ice. Freezing rain this morning (Tuesday) is giving way to a slightly warmer rain throughout the afternoon and evening, according to meteorologist Kyle Weisser, of the Sioux Falls National Weather Service...
Jay Pride (02/28/12)
Alice Krienert, mother of Gehlen Catholic basketball player Abigail Krienert, was presented with the Sportsmanship Award prior to Monday's Class 1A state quarterfinal game in Des Moines. Krienert, selected for exemplifying good sportsmanship and proper decorum during games this season, was presented a $250 award for the school...
STATE BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK: Big venue no issue for Lady Jays (02/28/12)
DES MOINES -- Playing in the first girls state basketball tournament in Gehlen Catholic school history, many expected the Lady Jays to show some nerves as they took the floor at Wells Fargo Arena on Monday morning. What happened in the first half of the Class 1A state quarterfinal between the tournament rookies from Gehlen Catholic and the state tournament veterans from North Butler shocked all who were in attendance on Monday afternoon in Des Moines...
Class 1A girls state basketball quarterfinals: No. 3 Bedford edges Ar-We-Va to set up semifinal date with Gehlen (02/28/12)
DES MOINES -- Bedford kicked off state tournament play at Wells Fargo Arena Monday with a 55-54 win over Ar-We-Va. The Bulldogs will be the opponents for Gehlen Catholic at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. West Sioux and North Mahaska won on the other side of the bracket to fill out the other semifinal game...
Donna Beeck (02/28/12)
Donna Beeck, 69, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Matt Hewitt officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitations will be after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home followed by a 4 p.m. Catholic Daughters of America rosary service and a 7 p.m. scriptural wake service...
Colleen E. 'Coke' Dickson (02/28/12)
Colleen E. "Coke" Dickson, 83, of North Sioux City, S.D., died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sioux City. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa is assisting Colleen's family with arrangements...
Mary Frances Gunther (02/28/12)
Mary Frances Gunther, 96, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at her home following a brief illness. Mary Frances Gunther was born Aug. 7, 1915, on the family farm in Le Sueur, Minn., the daughter of Leo and Teresa (Merry) Marx. One year later the family moved to Brownsville, Texas for three years. They returned to the Midwest and settled in Le Mars. Mary received her education in Le Mars, graduating from Le Mars High School...
Iowa Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report: For Week Ending: Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 (02/28/12)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (02/28/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (02/28/12)
Budget shows true priorities (02/28/12)
A week after marking the 50th anniversary of the first manned orbit of the Earth by an American, the National Aeronautic and Space Agency (NASA) is trying to make sense of very mixed messages by the Obama administration. Shortly before the retirement of the Space Shuttle fleet, the president outlined a new direction for the space agency. The new vision was to skip a planned return to the moon and instead shoot for Mars, with a stop in the asteroid belt on the way...
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