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Stories from Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Teams still needed for Relay for Life (04/30/02)
Plymouth County Relay for Life committee members are reaching for a goal of 60 teams to be part of sixth annual Relay set for June 7 and 8 at Jim Lorenzen Field in Le Mars. A Team Captain Rally will be held Tuesday, May 7, at 5:30 p.m. at Le Mars Bank and Trust lower level conference room. ...
Drivers licensed Thursdays in May (04/30/02)
Driver's license services will be available at the Plymouth County courthouse only on Thursdays this May due to shortages of staff from the Iowa Department of Transportation. The hours on Thursdays will remain the same: License renewals are offered from 9 a.m. ...
Gehlen hires high school principal (04/30/02)
Steve Shanks has been hired as principal for grades 7-12 at Gehlen Catholic School in Le Mars. Shanks has been associate principal at East High School in Sioux City for the past two years. In that position he has been in charge of attendance, regular education discipline, building and grounds as well as senior activities...
County awards bids for bridges (04/30/02)
Contracts were awarded last week by the Plymouth County board of supervisors to the lowest bidders on replacement of three worn bridges. Installation of a culvert on the gravel road north of James 325th Street will be completed by Herbst Construction of Le Mars which bid $31,476.15 for all materials and labor, including removing the old wood bridge. Plymouth County Engineer Tom Rohe said the job would probably take three to five days and involves a 122-foot metal pipe...
Le Mars hosts music contest (04/30/02)
Le Mars will host more than 1,000 students Friday, May 3 who will participate in State Large Group Music Contest. The students from seven high schools will compete in categories for bands, orchestras and choirs: Estherville-Lincoln Central, Maurice Orange City-Floyd Valley, Spencer, Spirit Lake, Storm Lake, Spencer and Le Mars...
Pork barrel fun (04/30/02)
To motivate grades K-8 in reading books, teachers at Gehlen Catholic School agreed to kiss a pig Friday afternoon as part of finale for the school's "Reading Down on the Farm" theme if students would earn 1,000 points. By the end of the month students earned a total of 3,273 points as part of the Accelerated Reading program. ...
Lady Jays win, keep lowering scores (04/30/02)
Kathryn Wells led the Lady Jays to a 192-223 win over Sgt. Bluff Luton Monday with a round of 43. Runner-up medalist was from SBL, Holly Cannon, who shot a 45. Rachel Pick and Angie Britton with 49 and Erin Puetz with 51 were the other Lady Jay golfers...
Bulldogs win at home (04/30/02)
The Le Mars boys' tennis team won 8-1 over Storm Lake Monday and the JV followed suit with a 6-0 victory on the Le Mars' courts. "It was nice to play at home again. The kids played well," said Coach Cory Isebrand. Scoring for Le Mars were: Dane Trotzig won 10-3;...
The weather was too nice? (04/30/02)
Both the Hinton and Unity Christian coaches were surprised by the relatively high scores their golfers brought in to the clubhouse considering how nice the weather was Monday. Hinton got the better of the numbers, winning 171-175 on the home course...
100, 200, 800, 4x200 wins for Hinton at River Valley (04/30/02)
With four firsts and three seconds in events, the Hinton Blackhawks ranked second April 26 at the River Valley track meet in Correctionville behind Schaller Crestland. Firsts for Hinton were: 100-meter dash - Michael Millage, 11.75; 200-meter dash - John Zevenbergen, 24.14;...
Explorers left legacy of never-ending quests (04/30/02)
Two men who explored the skies and oceans and left legacies that kindled the desire to voyage into outer space and to the farthest depths of the seas have been in the news this past week. They continue to set examples of human endurance and the quest for knowledge about the unknown...