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Stories from Friday, March 30, 2012

Want to farm in Iowa? Better get a passport (03/30/12)
If Plymouth County native David Becker has his way, his career will bring him right back to the place he grew up. But he doesn't see his recent trip to China as an out-of-the-way detour. Instead, he sees it as crucial in shaping his understanding of what it will mean to be a modern farmer in Iowa...
Used shoes will get new life as Soles4Souls donation (03/30/12)
There's still time to clean out your closets and get rid of your old shoes by giving them to those in need. Gently used and new shoes will be collected at Soles4Souls locations in Le Mars including churches, schools, the YMCA, businesses and daycares throughout the weekend...
Brass in Blue will perform in Le Mars (03/30/12)
Brass in Blue, a U.S. Air Force brass band, will present a concert in Le Mars at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Le Mars Community Middle School Auditorium. The free patriotic concert performance is sponsored by the Le Mars Daily Sentinel in partnership with the U.S. Air Force...
LCS board may hire new football coach April 9 (03/30/12)
Interviews with five of the 17 applicants for Le Mars Community Schools head varsity football coach are set for Wednesday, April 4. Jim Boyd, head varsity football coach of the Bulldogs, will retire from coaching and his work as a guidance counselor at the end of this school year...
Easter egg hunts set for April 7 (03/30/12)
Children are invited to participate in an outdoor and an indoor underwater Easter egg hunt next Saturday, April 7, in Le Mars. The outdoor hunt is free and it begins at 10:30 a.m. at Westmar Memorial Park in southern Le Mars. At the outdoor hunt, there will be two separate egg hunt areas based on age groups: ages 2-4 and 5-7...
LCHS teams combine for second-best at Unity (03/30/12)
ORANGE CITY -- The boys and girls track teams from Le Mars Community combined for 325 points in 37 events at the Unity Early Bird meet hosted by Unity Christian on Thursday. MOC-Floyd Valley collected 355 points. The Bulldogs earned 175 points in the boys' events, best among the four teams competing: Le Mars, Unity Christian, Western Christian and MOC-Floyd Valley...
2012 Boys Track and Field Preview: Blend of veterans, youth show promise for Jays (03/30/12)
The Gehlen Catholic Jays return several of their main contributors from a junior-laden squad in 2011. A group of young athletes that fills out the events will hope to combine with the veterans to find success in 2012. "It's that good news, bad news thing," said head coach Erv Whitehead. "The good news is we're young. The bad news is we're young."...
2012 Girls Track and Field Preview: Lady Jays look to continue strong track tradition (03/30/12)
The Lady Jays of Gehlen Catholic are hoping for and expecting more success in 2012 due to a deep and talented group of athletes. Senior Steph Rohe was selected as the Daily Sentinel's 2011 Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Rohe placed third and seventh in the 100-meter and 400-meter hurdle events, respectively, at state last year. She is also a three-time state qualifier in the shuttle hurdle relay...
2012 Boys Golf Preview: Hinton Blackhawks (03/30/12)
Bruce Held Craig Brown (Sr.), Jason Vander Kooi (Jr.), Cole Johnston (So.) Logan Grenko (Sr.), Matthew Veach (Sr.), Troy Boetger (Sr.), Brandon Spahn (So.), Nate Youtzy (So.) Hinton returned to state last season and finished as the Class 1A state runner-up. Seniors Keegan Bak, Joe Popken and Lathan Hasler led the district runner-up and sectional champion golf team...
2012 Girls Golf Preview: Hinton Blackhawks (03/30/12)
Julie Clausen Katie Clausen (Sr.), Morgan Mehrer (Sr.), Ali Kallsen, Tori Bishop Mariah Miller (Sr.), Sierra Stuerman (Jr.), Lexi Culver (So.), Kourtney Miller (So.), Brittany Bowman (So.) Emily Knop persevered through a cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy treatments to lead the Blackhawks to a state runner-up finish last season. ...
Arlyn Van Berkum (03/30/12)
Arlyn Van Berkum, 67, of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Arlyn's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
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Iowa Soybean Processor report (03/30/12)
Sheldon, IA Slaughter Cattle Auction: Weighted Average Report for 03/29/2012 (03/30/12)
A new take on some old favorites (03/30/12)
Many years ago on Saturday mornings my sister and I listened to a radio program called Let's Pretend while we dusted and helped with the cleaning. Fairy tales were brought to life as we listened to Cinderella's wicked stepsisters plot against her. Another week it may be Rumpelstiltskin trying to convince the miller's daughter to spin straw into gold for him I don't suppose a radio program like that would be as popular now that most of the fairy tales have been made into animated movies, but I find the children still like to have those same stories read to them. ...
$540 million jackpot? It's OK to dream, but ... (03/30/12)
What would you do with $540 million? The imagination runs wild. The multi-state Mega Millions lottery is headed to that record level for the Friday drawing, after Tuesday night's jackpot, a mere $363 million, again went without a winner. Forty-seven players came close in Tuesday's drawing, matching five of the six winning numbers for at least $250,000 each...

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