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Stories from Thursday, October 9, 2003

Enforcement training (10/09/03)
The objective of a joint Le Mars Police and Plymouth County Sheriff's Office training exercise on 1st Street Southeast yesterday was to clear the west leg of the U of the former Lynn Apartment Building. In the scenario, officers were trying to serve a warrant to an individual who was holding them off at gunpoint. ...
Kerry campaigns to crowd (10/09/03)
Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts talked on a variety of issues during his campaign stop in Le Mars this week with almost 70 people crowding the back room of Lally's restaurant for a chicken buffet. "This administration is not keeping faith with working people like Local 33," Kerry said, pointing to union members in the audience...
'The Butler Did It Again" (10/09/03)
Actors from throughout the area have been cast in the latest production of the Le Mars Community Theatere, "The Butler Did It Again." The spoof is a sequel to "The Butler Did It," which the Le Mars Community Theatre presented two years ago. Frances Krull directs the new production and Curt Sitzmann is producer...
BoDean's plans expansion (10/09/03)
Proposed grant applications by BoDean's Baking Company were approved by the Le Mars City Council this week. The grant applications to the Iowa Department of Economic Development must be submitted through a government agency such as a city. The company is proposing expansion of its business operations and creation of additional jobs, and will seek $100,000 in Community Economic Betterment Account (CEBA) funding as well as New Capital Investment Program (NCIP) tax credits...
Concern expressed over sales tax funding (10/09/03)
Don Law of Le Mars spoke to the Le Mars city council during the citizen comment portion of the agenda at this week's meeting. He said he is concerned about the proposed use of local option sales tax (LOST) funds to deal with shortfalls in funding of the downtown Streetscape and Olson Cultural Event Center projects, and for accounting software...
Additional wells needed for city's water use (10/09/03)
A senior hydrogeologist with Chatman & Associates was present at the Le Mars city council this week to present the final report of the water supply expansion study. Purpose of the study is to identify potential new well sites. The city's water committee reviewed the report in detail on Monday...
Action reduces city debt service (10/09/03)
Action by the Le Mars city council this week, certifying acceptance of the new one million gallon elevated storage tank (water tower) and the new water supply well #10 projects as fully completed, will allow the city to save money on borrowed funds...
Bulldogs ready to renew rivalry with Tigers (10/09/03)
Sometimes things happen during the season that transcend the practices, the games and sports all together. LCHS has had the unfortunate task of dealing with one such thing this week in preparation for the game with Spencer Friday, October 10. Le Mars Community senior Megan Hanno was injured in an automobile accident Sunday, October 5, and the situation has cast a dark cloud on Friday's game, according to Bulldog head coach Jim Boyd...
Bulldog barn-burners vs Cherokee (10/09/03)
The freshmen and sophomore Bulldogs' football teams both lit up the scoreboard in victories over their Cherokee counterparts Monday, October 6. In the sophomore game, the points came fast in furious in the first quarter for both teams. The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 6-0 lead, but Cherokee countered quickly with a touchdown of their own and a two-point conversion to make the score 8-6. Le Mars came right back and took the lead 14-8, but again Cherokee responded and tied the game at 14-14...
Local Collegiate Athletes (10/09/03)
Katy Grady (Le Mars Community), Creighton University volleyball... Katy Grady has started all 13 matches this season, leads the team in hitting percentage at .334 and aces(11), and is second on the team in kills per game at 2.79. She ranks seventh in the MVC in hitting percentage at .334 overall and second in MVC-only matches at .418. ...
Wells clinches championship with win in Noble (10/09/03)
NOBLE, Okla. - Three-time NHRA Division 5 Top Alcohol Dragster Champion David Wells will get to add another 'time' to his title next year as he clinched another Division 5 title by winning this past weekend's Division 4 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series closer at Thunder Valley Raceway Park just outside of Oklahoma City, Okla. The win allowed him to edge out last year's champion Alan Bradshaw, who clinched the World Championship this weekend as well...
Flavors of Home - Goblin Goodies (10/09/03)
Scare up some frightfully fantastic foods for your Halloween party. Treat guests -- kids and adults alike -- to a howlin' good time feasting on this devilishly delicious menu. Start With a Punch Cast a spell on partygoers with a cup of wickedly wonderful Witch's Brew, served from a jack-o-lantern punch bowl...
Anna M. Franklin (10/09/03)
Anna M. Franklin, 77, of Grisham, Ore., and formerly of the Merrill and Hinton areas, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2003, at her residence in Oregon. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Marie A. Nussbaum (10/09/03)
Mrs. Milton (Marie A.) Nussbaum, 86, of Remsen, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen Marie A. Nussbaum was born Feb. 20, 1917, at rural Remsen, the daughter of James and Marianna (Kirsch) Barthole. Marie was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at St. ...
L.O.S.T. along the way (10/09/03)
The Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) in Plymouth County is a success, any way you choose to look at it. The new county Law Enforcement Center is the most visible evidence of the success. More than likely, without the LOST to help pay for it, the new building would not be here and we would be talking about how much money the county is paying to house prisoners in other jails...