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Stories from Friday, June 28, 2002

Boss trial date may change (06/28/02)
Before hearing additional arguments June 26 on pending motions in the Donald L. Boss, Jr., murder trial, the judge indicated the possibility of a change in trial date. Trial is currently set for Tuesday, July 9. Judge James D. Scott said at the motion hearing that it was his understanding, based on conversation with the attorneys in chambers moments before court began, that the defense intends to ask for a continuance and the state will not resist...
LCHS basketball camp is for fun (06/28/02)
A total of 232 children in grades kindergarten through eighth participated in the Le Mars Bulldog basketball camp held at the Carey gym June 24- 27. The fundamentals of fitness, warm-ups, ball handling, and shooting were emphasized. "To have fun," said Borchers, "was really what we wanted the kids to learn. They can play these games at school, in their back yards, by themselves, and even in small groups."...
July 1: vehicles slow for flashing lights (06/28/02)
Drivers of vehicles and operators of personal watercraft in Iowa will have new laws and safety precautions to observe as of Monday. Effective July 1, Iowa law requires a driver to slow to "a reasonable and proper speed" when approaching with flashing lights displayed on: * a stopped, authorized emergency vehicle, * a towing or recovery vehicle, or, * a highway maintenance vehicle...
Musical auditions open Saturday (06/28/02)
Auditions for the musical "Side by Side by Sondheim" will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 at the Postal Playhouse. There are parts for two men and two women in the musical revue. An accompanist is also needed. The performance dates for the Le Mars Community Theatre production are Sept. 6-8 and Sept. 12-15. Rehearsals will begin in late July...
Colorful 'dog' (06/28/02)
One of Harry Gray's completed prairie dog figures highlights corn and Sioux City history, including the diving elk, the Hawkeye Car manufactured in Sioux City (1910 to 1934); the Missouri River and a pontoon bridge the Sergent Floyd monument; Central High School, buffalo; the Corn Palaces; and prairie dogs in pockets, driving cars, and handling ears of corn. ...
Baseball: America's sport (06/28/02)
In this wild and crazy world that we live in, there are some things that just don't seem to change. Some of these things are bubble gum, soda pop, football, and people gathering to have a party to name a few. Another thing that seems to be near the top of the list of things that don't change is the country's love for baseball. ...
Hawks rout Westerners in five innings (06/28/02)
REMSEN -- Akron-Westfield jumped out to a quick 1-0 in the first inning but Remsen St. Mary's answered with three in the bottom of the first and then eight in the third to pull away for a 15-5 win five innings. In the first inning, Josh Lewis reached base by an error and then stole second base. ...
Emily Puhl's academic honors rank high in the state (06/28/02)
Emily Puhl, a 2002 graduate of Gehlen Catholic HIgh School, has been selected to the Academic All-State Track and Field team for 2002 by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches. She is one of only 23 girls selected for this award from all three classes of schools in Iowa. Puhl was a team captain for the Gehlen Catholic girls; track and field team that finished 16th in the 2002 Class 1A state meet in Des Moines in May...
14 wins and counting (06/28/02)
AKRON -- The Akron-Westfield softball team broke the school record for team wins in a romp over South O'Brien in a doubleheader on Thursday, June 27. The Lady Westerners won game one, 20-1 in five innings, and game two, 13-1 in four innings. With the sweep over South O'Brien, Akron-Westfield set the school record with 14 wins and counting. The previous school record was set in 1987 with 13 wins...
Cherokee sneaks by Lady Bulldogs (06/28/02)
It was a pitcher's night between Cherokee and the Le Mars softball team. The only down part is that Lundell, Cherokee's pitcher, outdueled Le Mars pitcher Lindsey Sponder, and therefore Cherokee beat Le Mars, 2-1. Cherokee scored their two runs in the top of the first inning on only one hit and two errors. Le Mars tried to come back in the fifth inning...
Jays smack 4 home runs (06/28/02)
Four Gehlen Catholic Jays hit home runs in the team's 10-2 win over Sergeant Bluff Luton June 27. Lance LeRibeus, Matt Campbell, Jon Pitts and Kyle Ellensohn all batted homers and everyone in the Jays' lineup got a hit. Jon Pitts pitched seven innings and gave up only four hits, two runs, no earned runs and two walks; and struck out seven...
Celebrate with your community (06/28/02)
Many people talk about their pride in Le Mars. They talk about a feeling of community and of security. A time to celebrate those feelings by focusing on Le Mars' place in America -- and have some fun -- is by volunteering even an hour to make Ice Cream Days a success...