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Stories from Monday, October 22, 2001

County signs building project contract (10/22/01)
The Plymouth County board of supervisors signed a contract with Professional Consulting Services for $310,000 to manage construction of the law enforcement center which includes the county's new jail. Brian Gibson of PCS, who has been working on the planning stages of the project noted in a letter to the supervisors several advantages to the contract. ...
Square dancers have fun at Y (10/22/01)
Whether or not someone has a partner, square dancing offers fun, relief from stress, non-strenuous exercise, and an opportunity for socializing, say the dancers. The SSBMWAC (Sometimes Serious, But Mostly Wild and Crazy) square dancing group of Le Mars will demonstrate their style of fun and exercise at the Le Mars Family YMCA Halloween Carnival this weekend. ...
It's harvest time for draft horse farmers (10/22/01)
Even as combines rumble in cornfields, one field in Le Mars will be harvested the old-fashioned way, by hand. The draft horse farming group, individuals interested in demonstrating and preserving old farming methods, plan to harvest their eight-acre field of corn this Friday, Oct. ...
Library exhibit shows child's view of terror (10/22/01)
When terrorists attacked America last month, people of all ages struggled to comprehend the aftermath. Lee Ann Tindall, who teaches language arts to fifth and sixth grade students at Akron-Westfield, gave her students a chance to share their perspective of the tragedy through writing and visual art. ...
Hawks make 'critical plays' in season-ending win (10/22/01)
REMSEN -- Eight-Player District 1 had the highest eight-man scoring game of the week (Sentral-Fenton 96, Harris-Lake Park 52) and perhaps one of the lowest when Remsen St. Mary's defeated Spalding Catholic 14-12 Friday night. "Both teams ran the football, so it made the game go real fast," Remsen St. ...
Special teams continue to shine for A-W (10/22/01)
AKRON -- Akron-Westfield's football team used the same formula to win a second consecutive game and assure themselves of a second consecutive winning season. Special teams play. Tyler Easton returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter to highlight the Westerners' 21-0 victory over West Sioux during Class 1A District 1 action Friday night. ...
Defense among highlights of R-U victory (10/22/01)
CORRECTIONVILLE -- Remsen-Union's defense recorded a pair of goal-line stands in the fourth quarter during Friday night's 30-20 win in Class A District 1 action over River Valley. Winning coach Curt Lilly was needless to say, pleased with the Rockets' defense, despite allowing 345 River Valley total yards. ...
Schmitz, Langel power Jays past M/M-C (10/22/01)
MARCUS -- Nathan Schmitz may have "lost his lunch" a few times, but he regained the Class 1A District 1 rushing lead as he helped Gehlen Catholic's football team to a 35-12 win over Marcus/Meriden-Cleghorn. Schmitz, a bruising 190-pound senior fullback, who as of late, has had bronchial difficulty that has partly affected his play, recorded his fifth 100-yard plus rushing game of the season as he carried 18 times for 183 yards and touchdowns of 68 and 23 yards for the Jays. ...
No. 10 Dogs inch closer to playoff berth after win over Sheldon (10/22/01)
SHELDON -- Jim Boyd isn't thinking playoffs yet. Five different athletes scored touchdowns for a No. 10-ranked Le Mars squad which crept closer to a berth in the upcoming Class 3A State Playoffs following Friday night's 34-12 rout in Class 3A District 1 action over Sheldon. ...
Staggering projections hidden by headlines (10/22/01)
Several pundits recently have written interesting pieces about the news that has been overshadowed by terrorist-related events since Sept. 11. For example, many Americans may still be unaware that the U.S. Postal Service announced plans to increase the cost of a first-class postage stamp on the same day the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked. ...
Americans live longer, get more diseases (10/22/01)
Continuing a long trend, life expectancy in the United States has increased again with the release of the latest government statistics. An American born in 2000 has a life expectancy of 76.9 years, up from 76.7 years in 1999. And infant mortality has declined again, to 6.9 deaths for every 1,000 live births from 7.1. ...
Seal suggestions (10/22/01)
The idea of a Plymouth County seal is very good, and the artwork selected as the seal is very nice from what I could make out from the picture in the paper. I would like to suggest that the phrase "Founded in 1853" be printed right side up instead of upside down. ...
It takes more than a building (10/22/01)
To the person who expressed sympathy to everyone in the Remsen Union School System, I cringe to think that you feel only a new building will make R.U. a good school system! This will come as a surprise to you, but a several hundred thousand dollar house does not guarantee a good home just a a $7.6 million dollar building does not guarantee a good school!...