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Stories from Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Boss bond stays at $250,000 (03/20/02)
Judge James Scott turned down defense arguments Monday for lowering bond for Donald L. Boss, Jr., of Remsen, who is accused of murder in the death of his adopted son, Timothy. Bond remains at $250,000. "What everyone does know is that there is, unfortunately, a body. There is no proof of any wrongdoing by anyone," defense attorney Michael Williams told Judge Scott in the bond review hearing...
New Yorkers share 9-11 experience (03/20/02)
The horror of the New York terrorist attacks was relived Saturday, during the annual Farmers Cooperative meeting in Hinton, when three New York City residents described the terror they experienced last Sept. 11. Todd Romano, a commodity broker for Man Financial, was one of three NYC residents to address members of the Farmers Cooperative of Hinton, Oyens, Akron and Le Mars. His firm handles grain commodities for the Co-op...
Collectible truck honors Peace Officers Assn. (03/20/02)
Toy collectors have a new item to add to their collection, a truck honoring the Plymouth County Peace Officers Association. The limited-edition die-cast toy truck features a 387 Peterbilt red semi-tractor with the trailer honoring law enforcement agencies in Plymouth County. ...
Candidates focus on sales tax (03/20/02)
(Second in a two-part series) The sales tax for schools is a hot issue, noted Brent Siegrist, Speaker of the Iowa House, during the forum Saturday with all four Republican candidates for Iowa's new Fifth District post in the U.S. Congress: Siegrist of Council Bluffs, Steve King of Kiron, John Redwine of southern Plymouth County and Jeff Ballenger of Council Bluffs...
County could warn of agriculture practices (03/20/02)
A warning about inconveniences in rural areas is a possibility the Plymouth County board of supervisors have been asked to think about for a month. Alan Lucken heard the idea at a meeting of other Iowa county zoning officers. Black Hawk County calls it the "right to farm" statement printed on all building permits issued. Another county adds easements to its building permits allowing farm traffic and other practices in the area...
Akron mayor says school district is wrong and doesn't understand (03/20/02)
(Part three is a series) "Everytime you have a meeting and discuss the issue, I think you're moving forward. Is this the final step in that resolution? No, I don't think so," said Mayor Harold Higman after listening to Akron-Westfield School Superintendent Paul Calvert explain the school district's position on a lawsuit between the district and City of Akron...
Water supply, treatment study completed (03/20/02)
A final study concerning Le Mars' water supply was submitted to the Le Mars City Council this week. The council acknowledged receipt of the "Joint Water Supply and Treatment Study, City of Le Mars, Iowa, Southern Sioux County Rural Water, Cherokee Council Rural Water."...
Democrats seek local officers (03/20/02)
Plymouth County Democrats are looking for a new chairman and secretary to serve as organizers for the local political party organization. At their county convention Saturday morning, eight county residents elected Maureen Wilson as vice chairman and Dennis Wolf as treasurer. Ron Stopak declined another re-election as chairman and Shirley Utesch chose not to retain the secretary's post...
LCS Music Boosters set auction date (03/20/02)
The fifth annual Le Mars Community Music Boosters auction will be held this Friday, March 22, starting at 7:05 p.m. in the high school's Little Theater. The auction follows the boosters' annual soup and pie supper, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria...
Hijacker took flying lessons in 1993 (03/20/02)
Terrorists might have been planning an attack on the World Trade Centers since as long ago as 1993, a New York City Police Department detective said Saturday during the annual Farmers Cooperative meeting in Hinton. Eugene Canapi, one of three New York City men to detail their personal experiences during and after the Sept. 11 attack, said an acquaintance told about a former boyfriend who took her to New Jersey back in 1993. That is where the man was learning to fly an airplane...
Local hoop all-states will play Sunday (03/20/02)
SIOUX CENTER -- The final rosters for the March 23 Plaza Ranch/Defender Gold Classic have been finalized. The lineup includes local basketballers Kelly Greenfield (Le Mars Community), James Langel (Gehlen), Laura Reuter, Dana Lehner, Betsy Beach, Amber Arens (Le Mars Community), Molly Turman (Hinton), Sarah Bartels and Krista Small (Akron-Westfield)...
Le Mars duo helps Raiders (03/20/02)
PERU, Neb. -- Micah Van Otterloo and Brent Hobson, both of Le Mars, contributed to Northwestern University's doubleheader split Saturday against Peru State College. Van Otterloo had a single in four trips to the plate in the Raiders' 8-4 victory in the opener. In the capper, a 9-7 loss, Van Otterloo added another hit and scored a run, while Hobson went hitless in three at-bats, but scored a run...
Please, no more rhetoric (03/20/02)
George Schneidermann of Rock Rapids may not be a polished public speaker, but apparently he said all the right things earlier this month during the Plymouth County Republican Convention. More than one Republican, during a discussion later of planks, echoed Schneidermann's comments made at the onset of the convention...
They're off and running (03/20/02)
The Plymouth County Republican Committee should be commended for being the one county to pull together a forum of all four candidates for House District 5. As the only appearance by all four candidates, Plymouth County pulled off an event to be envied by the 31 other counties in the newly formed district. As north-central Iowan Tom Latham can no longer serve in this area, the district that now includes all of western Iowa is wide open...