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Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Stories from Monday, April 8, 2002

Project Zawadi (04/08/02)
After reading about Project Zawadi last December, area residents pitched in to help Le Mars native Brian Singer with the charity he founded to educate and care for orphans and homeless children in Tanzania. MaryMaria, like many of the children Singer helps, does not know who her family members are or what happened to them. More about Project Zawadi can be found on page 16...
Ask residents response to three water options (04/08/02)
Three options for changes in Le Mars water management plan were offered at a public meeting April 3. The next meeting is April 10. The first option was to do nothing, to change nothing. City Administrator and Engineer Scott Langel and Terry Lutz, engineer for McClure Engineering, told about 200 people there were two advantages to keeping the current water system...
Park board discusses pool renovation concepts (04/08/02)
A variety of concepts and features for a municipal swimming pool renovation were discussed by members of the Le Mars Park and Recreation Board, city staff and a consultant at a special meeting of the park board Wednesday. Purpose of the special meeting was to review concepts for the proposed renovation work to add a zero depth entry, water play area amenities, more square footage in the most heavily used areas of the pool and to begin to determine filtration system needs for the new design...
Concert in parking lot approved (04/08/02)
Siouxland Youth for Christ received Le Mars City Council permission this week to sponsor a concert in the city parking lot east of city hall on July 4 during Ice Cream Days. Jim Rahn, area coordinator, Youth for Christ, said in a letter to city staff the concert will be geared toward middle and high school students. He expects entire families to attend as well...
Community can learn effects on youth (04/08/02)
Parents and other caring adults can learn how today's top music, TV programs and the Internet affect children from a policeman and DARE officer who provides illustrations and examples in a lively program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. The free program in the Le Mars Community Middle School auditorium, 977 Third Ave. ...
Scams can target seniors (04/08/02)
The best defensive weapon is the mind, Don K. Shreffler, special agent with the Iowa Department of Public Safety, told the Prime Time group at Floyd Valley Hospital last week. His 23 years in law enforcement include the past two years in a special Senior Crimes Unit with the responsibility of protecting older Iowans and "vulnerable" adults, such as persons with disabilities. Shreffler is also Iowa's senior polygraph examiner who works with lie-detector machines...
Dance Awards (04/08/02)
The Le Mars Community High School Dance Team held its annual banquet March 1. Named winners of special awards were (front, from left) Beth Ruden, Best Choreographed Dance; Kayle Rieken, Most Valuable Dancer; Niki Collins, Most Enthusiastic Dancer; (back, from left) Page Crandell, Best Choreographed Dance; Kati Person, Most Improved Dancer; and Jacey Reardon, Best Choreographed Dance...
County candidates deserve attention (04/08/02)
Residents of Plymouth County have an opportunity to listen to candidates for county supervisor Tuesday evening, including incumbents, share their views on conservation. While conservation is just one aspect that supervisors must deal with during their term, it is an important one. Through such a forum voters can get a glimpse of the personal style and approach each candidate might use in the job of supervisor...