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Stories from Friday, February 6, 2004

From Le Mars to Honduras (02/06/04)
(Part one of a series) Pat Warner of Le Mars could see the faces of her own grandchildren when she looked into the faces of the village children on her recent trip with Mission Honduras. Those Honduran children mostly go without shoes and they sometimes may go with little food -- but they are very happy...
Plymouth County voters decide sales tax Tuesday (02/06/04)
Absentee voters have requested 61 ballots from the auditor's office, as of Thursday morning, for the Feb. 10 election in Plymouth County. Voters will decide Tuesday if school districts in their county will receive funds for 10 years from a one-cent local option sales tax. ...
Council OKs park board fee changes (02/06/04)
Recommendations for 2004 fees by the Le Mars park and recreation board were approved this week by the Le Mars city council. Most fees set by the park board will remain the same. Most outdoor swimming pool fees will remain the same since the pool was open for less than a full season last year...
City seeks funds for Killeas area (02/06/04)
The Le Mars city council this week authorized a RISE funding application be submitted to the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) to fund 24th Street Southwest, Lake Avenue and a railroad surface crossing, all within or adjacent to Killeas Industrial Park. The cost estimate for the work is $1,052,000...
'A Golden Celebration' is set (02/06/04)
The 17th annual Friends of Gehlen Ball will be "A Golden Celebration," honoring the 50th anniversary of Gehlen Catholic Schools in the community. Chairpersons for the 2004 event set for April 17 at the Le Mars Convention Center are Rick and Mary Kneip, with Mike and Mary Kay Dreckman serving as co-chairs...
'Mad cow' scare not so scary (02/06/04)
"I don't see any problem here," said Fareway Meat Department Manager Steve Anderson, reflecting the consensus of meat processors and sellers in Plymouth County after December's "mad cow" disease scare. More than 10,000 pounds of beef was recalled and the United States reportedly lost 90 percent of its beef exports after it was confirmed that a "downer" cow in Washington State had bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, a disease sometimes called mad cow disease...
Bulldog sophs beat Spirit Lake (02/06/04)
The Le Mars Community Bulldog sophomore boys' basketball team picked up a win at Spirit Lake Tuesday, February 6, 67-53. Leading Le Mars was Zack Strub with 19 points and six rebounds. Jared Clement had 16 points, four rebounds and one assists, Kevin Brown had 14 points and 15 rebounds, Brandon Phelan had 10 points, 10 assists and five rebounds, Tim Claussen had six points, three steals and three assists and Dan Bohlken added two points, seven rebounds and two steals...
Gehlen goes down in overtime (02/06/04)
Gehlen Catholic scored the first six points in overtime, but Granville Spalding rattled off seven straight including a 3-pointer by Leah Harpenau with :05 remaining as the Spartans defeated the Lady Jays 58-57 Wednesday, February 4 in Granville. Gehlen held a 4-2 advantage after the first quarter, but Spalding roared past the Lady Jays to take a 21-13 lead by the half on the strength of four 3-pointers through the first 16 minutes. ...
John H. Solomon (02/06/04)
SIOUX CITY -- John Herman Solomon, 105, of Sioux City, and a former Plymouth County farmer, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Elma Rebecca Craft. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Whitfield United Methodist Church in Sioux City...
Irwin Mulder (02/06/04)
IRETON -- Irwin Mulder, 80, of rural Ireton, died suddenly Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, near his residence. Survivors include his wife, the former Gertrude Vander Kooy. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Christian Reformed Church in Ireton.
Thanks, Phil (02/06/04)
In case you haven't noticed it, winter is back -- with a vengeance. The last week of January and the first week of February gave us the most snowfall -- over a foot and a half -- that we have seen in quite some time. Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, King of the Groundhogs, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, saw his shadow on Monday, which means there will be six more weeks of winter...