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Stories from Friday, April 26, 2002

Conservation compliance rules continue (04/26/02)
Tractors are humming as fields are prepared for planting, but a local conservationist says people who are enrolled in USDA programs must continue to comply with conservation rules. "It's still important to carry out those conservation practices on cropland in order to remain eligible for all farm program benefits," said Jim Lahn, Natural Resource Conservation Service director for Plymouth County...
Methodist history shows hardy pioneers (04/26/02)
(Second of a two-part series) At April's program at the Plymouth County Historical Museum, the two earlier programs on Catholic churches in the county were followed by information on Methodist churches, which Karen Harrington said were referred to as "The Welcome Church."...
Bridge collapses under excavator (04/26/02)
A bridge, owned jointly by Plymouth and Sioux Counties, collapsed Thursday around 6:40 p.m. when an excavator fell through the structure. Darin Pals of Jasper, Minn., was driving a Caterpillar Excavator over the bridge four miles south of Maurice on 510th Street when the vehicle fell through the collapsing bridge onto the bank beside the West Branch of the Floyd River. According to the Sioux County Sheriff's Office, the collapse was due to the excessive weight of the excavator...
Sexual Assault Awareness raised this month (04/26/02)
Sexual assault statistics are staggering: One in three women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime, according to Cathy McVicker, Plymouth County outreach director of the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. One in four girls and one in seven boys will be sexually assaulted before their 18th birthdays, she told the Daily Sentinel, as April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. According to CSADV's statistics, 7 to 10 percent of adult victims are male...
Rescued from the pound, Buttons rescues his friend (04/26/02)
The little silver-gray Schnauzer sits quietly in his yard on Fourth Avenue Southeast, until someone passes by. Then he becomes a ball of energy, jumping and yipping in delightful greeting. "Everybody loves him. Everybody who walks by stops to pet him and talk to him. He loves the mailman. Did you ever hear of a dog who loves the mailman? He and the mailman are buddies."...
R-U girls fight for the finish (04/26/02)
The Remsen Union girls fought to the finish line at the Rocket Relays in Marcus Monday. While they came in fifth overall, they were only six points out of third place and may have finished last or further back in points if not for the finish efforts by some of the team members...
K-P's numbers speak for themselves: 7 athletes, 8 wins, 4 records (04/26/02)
With an 7-member team, Kingsley-Pierson brought home eight first places wins from the Battle Creek-Ida Grove Girls Invitational April 23. Four of those eight wins were new meet records. Original Beckstrom, a junior, threw the shot put 33 feet 6 1/2 inches for a meet record. Beckstrom, who went to state last year in discus, also made a record in that event at the BCIG meet, with a first place throw of 111-9...
Everybody took home a medal Monday (04/26/02)
All 16 members of the Remsen-Union boys track team went home with a medal Monday. With only those16 members, they scored 106 points, coming in second at the Rocket Relays which they hosted in Marcus. "Not only were they all running hard, they were all placing," beamed Coach Curtis Lilly. ...
Lux, Dalton earn wins for tennis team (04/26/02)
It was a 2-7 loss for the Le Mars girls' tennis team April 24; but that was a climb up from their earlier 0-9 loss to Spencer. Coach Barry Borchers was particularly pleased with the efforts of Amber Lux and Amanda Dalton, the two who put Le Mars in the winning column. Both "really played well," he said, noting that Lux had lost at Spencer and came back with a win and that Dalton is a newcomer to the varsity level...
RSM boys win Rocket Relays (04/26/02)
The Remsen St. Mary's boys took home the overall win from the Rocket Relays at Marcus Monday, gathering 143 points and seven first-place wins. The Hawks won in the 100-meter dash, 200-meters dash, 1,600-meters run, 400-meters dash, medley relay, discus, 3,200 meters run...
Harpenau sets school discus record (04/26/02)
The Remsen St. Mary's girls' track team brought home five firsts and came in second at the Rocket Relays held at Marcus Monday. Joni Harpenau set a new school record in discus of102 feet and eight inches, beating the old record by more 17 inches. The old record was 101-3...
Better than nothing (04/26/02)
The welfare reforms of 1996 are getting mixed reviews following the release of a study by the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation on what happened to welfare recipients in seven midwestern states, including Iowa. On the surface, the reforms have succeeded. The number of welfare recipients in Iowa dropped to 56,030 in September 2001 from 86,146 in August 1996, a 35 percent decline...