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Stories from Thursday, August 15, 2002

Ethanol savings circulate in community (08/15/02)
There were long lines at Fuel-N-More, Inc. Wednesday for two hours as customers queued up to get 30 cents a gallon off of their purchase of ethanol. Normal price at the pump Wednesday was $1.36.9. Fuel-N-More owner Norm Nielsen reported 2,940 gallons of ethanol gasoline was pumped from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m...
Kestner runs for supervisor as independent (08/15/02)
Jim Kestner of Le Mars announced Wednesday he will file nomination petitions next week in order to run as an independent for District #1 representative on the Plymouth County board of supervisors. The incumbent said he had consulted a large number of constituents in making the decision...
Tickets selling at playhouse for musical (08/15/02)
Theater-goers can thrill to the third play of the Le Mars Community Theater's four-production year with tickets to the musical revue "Side by Side by Sondheim." The audience gets close to the cast of Tim Pick, Mary Puetz and Joey Slater with Carl Johnson as narrator in this showpiece. Russell Miller serves as accompanist in the musical directed by Joyce Hutchins and Gail Palmer...
Plymouth County awaits West Nile results (08/15/02)
Health officials are waiting for test results on dead blue jays found in Plymouth County to see if the West Nile virus is present. "I believe it's here," said Deb Steffen, community health director at Floyd Valley Hospital, "simply because it's all around us."...
Hawkeyes hope to build on bowl victory (08/15/02)
IOWA CITY--One bowl victory does not suddenly transform a struggling team into a national power. But it certainly has improved the outlook at Iowa, which appears to have reversed the slide that left the Hawkeyes 1-10 just three years ago. "Nobody's talking about if we win at Michigan, if we win at Penn State," linebacker Fred Barr said. "Everybody's talking about when we win or how we win, things like that."...
Golf fun helps Chamber drive (08/15/02)
Le Mars area businesses and their customers helped the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce in one its largest annual fund raisers by taking time off to play golf. It took a 59 to win first flight first place. Members of that team were Jeff Peters, president of the Le Mars Business Initiative Corporation, Daryl Beltman, mayor of Orange City, Craig Berenstein, mayor of Sioux City and Virgil Van Beek, mayor of Le Mars...
ISU offensive line takes early hit (08/15/02)
AMES--Iowa State's rebuilt offensive line has taken an early hit. Luke Vander Sanden, expected to start at right guard, broke his left ankle in practice and will be out for at least six weeks, coach Dan McCarney said. The Cyclones also have lost backup linebacker Boyd Viers to a knee injury. Viers is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee...
Area racers go to the wire (08/15/02)
Several Plymouth County racers could accumulate enough points to earn a season championship at Park Jefferson Speedway. The 2002 NASCAR weekly racing series at Jefferson, So. Dak., has come down to the final five point races of the season. Up to 50 points can be earned in each of the remaining races creating a 250 points differential...
Florida case highlights voucher movement (08/15/02)
A ruling from a Florida court last week, concerning the constitutionality of that state's pioneering school-voucher program, probably surprised many Americans. A local judge decided that Florida's 1999 school voucher program -- the nation's only statewide voucher program -- violates the state constitutional ban on any state aid for religious institutions...