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Stories from Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Students learn the science of house building (05/22/12)
Popsicle sticks, boards, clay and straw were some of the building materials third graders at Kluckhohn Elementary used to construct houses. The houses are each from a specific country, chosen by each student, who through research learned facts such as the kinds of structures people live in, the environment and the people there...
Painted cones idea spreads to 2012 Iowa State Fair (05/22/12)
A sweet sculpture project mirroring Le Mars' own public art will be featured at this year's Iowa State Fair in August. Large concrete ice cream cones will pepper the fairgrounds in Des Moines, and the cones will each feature unique Iowa flavor. Individuals, clubs and companies are invited to paint the 3 1/2-foot cone sculptures before the state fair so their work can be displayed for the about one million people that will attend Aug. 9-19...
Rexwinkel retires from teaching at LCMS (05/22/12)
A teacher with more than 40 years in the classroom, 23 of them in Le Mars, will hang up her apron and retire this month. Lorene Rexwinkel, Le Mars Community Middle School family and consumer science (FACS) teacher, will check the kitchens one final time next week, making sure all is ready for someone else to oversee next fall...
LCS board raises non-certified staff's pay (05/22/12)
The Le Mars Community School Board of Education Monday approved 3.8 percent salary increases for support staff and administrators. The board accepted the salary recommendation made by the "meet and confer" committee and approved contracts with those individuals for the 2012-13 school year...
Cox joins staff as sports co-editor (05/22/12)
From a young age, Jason Cox said he knew he wanted to do something in sports. Cox is combining his love of sports with writing in his position as the new sports co-editor at the Daily Sentinel. "I've grown up around sports my entire life," he said. He said he began playing baseball, football and basketball when he was about 4 years old...
Hinton advances to sixth straight state golf tournament with regional victory (05/22/12)
--- DUNLAP -- Senior Katie Clausen and junior Tori Bishop placed second and third at the Class 1A Region 2 golf meet Monday as the Blackhawks advanced to the state tournament for the sixth year in a row. Clausen shot a 90 (47-43) to earn the runner-up medal. Bishop followed in third place with a 91 (46-45). Both qualified for the state tournament individually...
Bulldogs beat Monarchs 5-1 to begin 2012 season (05/22/12)
LE MARS -- Senior Chris Eckstaine allowed just one hit in five innings of work Monday as the Bulldogs opened up the season with a 5-1 victory over Denison-Schleswig. After the Monarchs (0-1) were held scoreless in the first inning, junior shortstop Hunter Rowe got on base for Le Mars Community (1-0)...
Blackhawks earns top-5 finishes at state meet (05/22/12)
DES MOINES -- Sophomores Kasey Reuter and Lauren Hedlund closed their second varsity track seasons with top-5 finishes at state. Reuter placed fourth in the 1A girls' high jump Friday at 5-4. Danville senior Taylor Bowling and North Tama senior Kailey Kladivo placed second and third, respectively, both also at 5-4...
St. Edmond sweeps Le Mars out of postseason (05/22/12)
FORT DODGE -- The Gaels won each of the first five matches Saturday to eliminate the Bulldogs at substate. Le Mars Community senior Kolin Brooks dropped two sets 6-0, 6-1 to returning state runner-up junior Aaron Chalstrom. Brooks and Chalstrom have qualified for the individual state tournament again this season...
Panthers edge Westerners on opening day (05/22/12)
KINGSLEY -- Kinsley-Pierson third baseman Josh Dunlap lunged to his left. The line drive hit by Akron-Westfield's Mitch Hedlund looked like it might get through the infield and tie the game. But just as it had all game long, the Panthers' defense made another good play. Dunlap snared the ball in the tip of his glove to preserve a 1-0 win for K-P over A-W on Monday in Kingsley...
Blackhawks hold on for win in season opener (05/22/12)
HINTON -- Freshman Logan Jurgensmeier struck out the final West Lyon batter with the bases loaded to give Hinton the 8-5 win in the first game of the season. The Blackhawks (1-0) took control with five runs in the fourth inning. Junior Dalton Becker and Nolan Field were the only two Blackhawks with multiple hits in the game as both hit a double and a single. Becker scored three runs...
Le Mars relay teams, shot putters compete at state meet (05/22/12)
DES MOINES -- The Bulldogs' top relay quartet earned eighth place for the best finish in the 4x200-meter relay Friday. Juniors Robert Iron Shell and Gabe Rahn and sophomores Chris Hatting and Levi Te Brink placed seventh in the final heat to place eighth in the 3A boys' 4x200-meter relay...
Gladys M. Grabe (05/22/12)
Gladys M. Grabe, 91, of Ames, formerly of Kingsley and Des Moines, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Gladys Marie Grabe was born June 7, 1920, the daughter of William and Minnie (Meyer) Grabe. She grew up in the Pierson area. She was a member and was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Correctionville...
Ruth M. Wilde (05/22/12)
Ruth M. Wilde, 86, of rural Le Mars, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars with the Rev. John Battern officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, Le Mars. ...
Dorothy Tone (05/22/12)
Dorothy Mae (Locer) Tone, 94, formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Bozeman, Mont. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Plymouth Presbyterian Church, rural Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is in charge of local arrangements...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (05/22/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (05/22/12)
Rain, lower energy costs fuel economy (05/22/12)
It looks like a May turnaround in the rural economy. Creighton University's monthly Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI), a survey of bankers in 10 upper Midwestern states that includes Iowa, showed growth in May. Bankers respond to a survey that is sent, asking questions about local economic activity ranging from employment to farmland prices and real estate sales. ...
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