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Stories from Friday, August 1, 2003

Rust's film project involves local actors (08/01/03)
With video camera in hand, Paul Rust of Le Mars has been busy this summer putting together a movie with the assistance of some local residents. Rust wrote the script for "David Mows Lawns" earlier this spring, and has spent the last six weeks filming in Le Mars, after spending time in California on the project...
Scoop 'da Loop circles event center (08/01/03)
The grand opening of the Olson Cultural Event Center will join with the annual downtown celebration and classic car cruise of Scoop 'da Loop to make for a rocking good time Thursday, Aug. 21. The public is invited to the grand opening from 7 to 10 p.m. where the Vinyl Kings band from Sioux City will be playing their classic rock 'n' roll at the center's new stage...
Tour new jail Saturday afternoon (08/01/03)
Although the county cannot yet take "owner acceptance" of the new law enforcement center, some portions are in use, the Aug. 2 open house will be held, and plans to move prisoners into the new facility the week of Aug. 11 are "still very much on target," according to Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo...
Park damaged by homemade bomb (08/01/03)
The public is asked to provide any information related to an incident Wednesday morning at Le Mars Municipal Park. A homemade bomb blew up a urinal in a men's public restroom at the park in northeast Le Mars at 11:15 a.m. July 30. Damage was estimated at $200, according to Le Mars Police Department records...
USA Today scoop on Le Mars (08/01/03)
USA Today delivers. Maybe not with the actual copies of the newspaper to the Le Mars area, but the story about Le Mars as the Ice Cream Capital of the World® delivers toppings of pride to locals. The story by Craig Wilson in the July 24 Travel section of the national newspaper could also deliver sprinkles -- even by the truckloads -- of visitors to the home of Blue Bunny® ice cream products...
Judge judges Plymouth County Fair excellent (08/01/03)
Bob Sunquist of Red Oak came to the Plymouth County Fair to judge livestock; but, while he was here he gained a few opinions about the fair in general and the 4-H exhibitors in particular. "You've got a tremendous fair, really, I can't say anything negative about it. ...
Siouxland Idol picks Sioux Cityans at Plymouth County (08/01/03)
Heath Davis and Monreudy Khouninn, both of Sioux City, were named as the final pair of qualifiers in the search for the 2003 KPTH Siouxland Idol. Both earned by honor July 26 at the Plymouth County Fair in a field of about a dozen contestants. The competition in Le Mars was the last in a series of seven events held by the local Fox affiliate over the summer...
2003 Grand Champions - Plymouth County Fair (08/01/03)
Family Heritage-- Brandon Schmid Agriculture and Natural Resources-- Megan Linton, Mechanical and Engineering-- Nick Schlichte, Brian Lill, Tim Bolton Personal Development-- Ryan Baldwin, Casey Leonard, Susan Meerdink, Nicole Kuiken, Bob McDougall Issues-- Meghan Wolf, Cayla Westergard...
Driscoll to play for Malcalester (08/01/03)
Bonnie Driscoll, graduate of Gehlen Catholic High School, will be a member of the Macalaster College volleyball team this upcoming season in St. Paul, Minnesota. While at Gehlen, Driscoll competed in both volleyball and basketball. She served as team captain and won the Pride Award and team MVP honors. She was also named second team all-conference and to the West all-tournament team...
Nielsen earns letter at Coe (08/01/03)
Aaron Nielsen of Le Mars earned an athletic letter for his participation on the baseball team this spring. He is a three-year letter winner at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Nielsen, the son of Laura Nielsen, is a 2000 graduate of Le Mars High School...
Jays imroved throughout season (08/01/03)
Going into the baseball season, the Gehlen Catholic Jays new that they had holes to fill and young players stepping into new roles. "We lost 90 percent of our offense, so we knew what we had to try to fill and for the most part I think we did fill those things," said Gehlen head coach Marty Kurth. ...
Park Jefferson Racing (08/01/03)
Seven points races remain in the 2003 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series at Park Jefferson. Up to 50 points can be earned at each of the remaining points races. Curt Harder of Westfield is currently fourth in the Super Truck division with 432 points and Alex Crosgrove of Craig is eighth with 86...
Athay takes a break from baseball -Part II (08/01/03)
This story is part two of the "Athay takes a break from baseball" series. The story will include some of the highlights that Le Mars Community baseball head coach Floyd Athay went through in his high school coaching career and what lies ahead, and if coaching is a part of his plans in the future...
A-W making name for themselves (08/01/03)
The Akron-Westfield softball team is going to state. By now, you have probably heard that line several times, but in Akron and Westfield, they have not heard it enough. To every state tournament team, there is always a story behind them, and with Akron-Westfield, that is exactly the case...
Again: Bush sees Jesus as his philosopher in his decisions (08/01/03)
"For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped prayer for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding" (Colossians 1.9). Last week we followed Professor Douglas Groothuis, Professor of Philosophy at the evangelical Denver Seminary, in his defense of President George Bush's choice of Jesus as his philosopher. ...
Doris Rakness (08/01/03)
Doris Rakness, 58, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at The Abbey of Le Mars following a lengthy illness. Doris Rakness was born Sept. 17, 1944, at Janesville, Wis. She moved to Le Mars in the late 1980s from Fairmont, Minn., where she worked in a local nursing home. In Le Mars, Doris worked at Alco Department Store and Hy-Vee Grocery Store. She had been with the housekeeping staff at The Abbey of Le Mars since 1990...