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Stories from Thursday, January 29, 2004

Fire destroys Marcus lumberyard (01/29/04)
The 123-year-old Marcus Lumber Company was destroyed by fire last night. "It had a good head start on us," said a Marcus volunteer firefighter this morning, Jan. 29. "At this point, we don't have any idea what happened," he said. Seven fire departments responded to the call that first came in after 10 p.m.: Marcus, Cleghorn, Meriden, Cherokee, Granville, Remsen and Le Mars...
Court: Follow the rules (01/29/04)
The Iowa Court of Appeals agreed with Judge James D. Scott that a case filed by Randy H. Tooker in Plymouth County District Court should have been dismissed as it was. In its Jan. 28 finding, the Court of Appeals noted, "The court's frustration with a litigant who had chosen to use the court system to resolve a dispute but then failed to follow the rules was evident and warranted."...
LCS alums open office, honor Powell (01/29/04)
The Le Mars Community School District Alumni Association showcased its new alumni office located in the Plymouth County Historical Museum during a coffee hour Wednesday afternoon. During the coffee time, Tim Pick, secretary of the Le Mars Community School District Alumni Association, presented a plaque to Barb Powell in appreciation for her 11 years of work with the association and its many activities. ...
Chamber will name Citizen of the Year (01/29/04)
About 200 residents have reservations for Saturday's Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce annual dinner where the Citizen of the Year Award will be announced. Another surprise will be the second annual Business of the Year Award. Wells' Dairy Inc. was named to last year's award...
Cough medicine mis-used to get high (01/29/04)
Over-the-counter cough medicines mis-used by some young people for a narcotic-like high, according to a safety warning sent Thursday by the Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center. Area retailers are dealing with the rising trend among teenagers of taking as many as 15 or more tablets of Coricidin HBP for Cough and ColdŽ, or similar medicines, for what is described as an "LSD-high." The active ingredient in the cough suppressants is dextromethorphan, also called DM, according to the Poison Control Center.. ...
Panthers advance with win over R-U (01/29/04)
The one-day weather delay for the start of the Maple Valley Conference tournament seemed to only delay the inevitable as the Kingsley-Pierson Panthers rolled over Remsen-Union for the third time on the season 80-49 Tuesday, January 27. The three games in the series became increasingly worse for the Rockets against K-P, losing by just eight in the first meeting Jan. 6, by 17 Jan. 23 and now by 31 Tuesday night...
Lady Panthers catching fire (01/29/04)
For any coach, the ideal situation for a basketball season is to have your team peaking at the end of the year as tournament time approaches. That hope seems to be taking shape for Kingsley-Pierson head coach Nicole Goodwin. After starting the season 1-9, the Lady Panthers have won three straight, including a 51-44 first-round win over Remsen-Union in the Maple Valley conference tournament Tuesday, January 27 in Remsen...
Bulldog sophs blast Spencer (01/29/04)
Prior to the Le Mars varsity squad's big win over Spencer for first place in the Lakes conference, the Bulldog sophomores set the tone for the night with a 59-27 stomping of the Tigers Tuesday, January 27. Le Mars took an early 14-6 lead and held Spencer to 10 first-half points for a commanding 33-10 lead at the break. The Bulldogs continued to pour it on in the second half and came out with their sixth win of the season...
Kenneth G. Treinen (01/29/04)
Kenneth George Treinen, 83, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars of complications from kidney disease. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Andrew Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Le Mars Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Visitation will resume on Saturday from 8 a.m. until service time...
Helen M. Banks (01/29/04)
Helen M. (Birkley) Banks, 49, of Westfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital. Survivors include her husband, Carey Banks. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Logan Park Cemetery in Sioux City.
Lessons learned from the Captain (01/29/04)
Every morning the familiar jingle would fill the air, the keys would be hung on the edge of the counter, and another episode of Captain Kangaroo would begin - much to the delight of generations of American children. Captain - along with his company of sidekicks - charmed children throughout the country...