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Stories from Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Direct Zoning Board to reconsider 'animal units' (04/13/04)
Discussion of a zoning amendment that would limit number of animal units on new subdivisions in Plymouth County brought concerns about individual rights and infringement on freedoms to the Board of Supervisors April 6. Paul Gengler expressed his concerns about future land sales and Clark Goodchild told supervisors he felt the issue became one of individual freedoms...
Employers learn specifics of labor study (04/13/04)
Area employers can learn the results of the new Plymouth County laborshed study from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 in the Good Neighbors' Meeting Room of Primebank at 37 First Ave. N.W. Employers will learn about the availability of potential workers in the area, occupational potential of the labor force, willingness of the labor force to change employment, wages and hours employees are willing to work and the distance employees are willing to commute...
U.S. 75 stays open during bridge repairs (04/13/04)
Two bridge projects will be started this week on U.S. Highway 75, according to Darwin Bishop, engineer with the Iowa Department of Transportation. Completion is scheduled for the end of June on both projects. On the bridge northeast of the wastewater treatment plant, work will involve repairing the bridge over the Floyd River. The southbound bridge will be repaired in stages with a 10'6" lane open to southbound traffic at all times. Both northbound lanes will remain open to traffic...
Preservation workshops offered (04/13/04)
The Plymouth County Historical Museum will host four preservation workshops Saturday, April 24. The 2 to 4 p.m. time frame will allow participants to attend all four of the 30-minute workshops. Presenting the workshops will be three members of the museum's Collections Committee and one Le Mars antique collector...
Hospital seeks input on numbers change (04/13/04)
Information related to a program that could save millions of dollars for operation of Floyd Valley Hospital was presented to members of the Le Mars city council this week by Mike Donlin, hospital administrator. The presentation was part of hospital efforts to familiarize the public with the critical access hospital program which is related to Medicare reimbursement, or the amount hospitals and other health-care providers receive from Medicare for services provided. ...
Scouts work toward Gold, Silver Awards (04/13/04)
Three Le Mars Girl Scouts and one from Sheldon are working together on a project that will earn them Gold and Silver Awards. Kathy Brandenburg and Melissa Feller of Le Mars and Heather De Goei are working on their Gold Award while Melissa Brandenburg is working on her Silver Award...
Rails Across Iowa established communities (04/13/04)
More than 40 people were all aboard at the Kingsley Public Library to learn about the impact of railroads for our community, the state and our country. The Kingsley Public Library received funding from Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to host a presentation called Rails Across Iowa by Dr. Rudy Daniels. Humanities Iowa has offered many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa's communities since 1971...
Records fall for Hinton girls (04/13/04)
Hinton won its second dual in as many tries to begin the 2004 season and set a pair of school records in the process Monday at Sgt. Bluff-Luton. The Blackhawks shot a team 173 to SBL's 198 to win the dual. The 173 was a nine-hole away meet record for Hinton, with the previous mark of 187 also being set at Sgt. Bluff. Medalist for the meet was Blackhawks' senior Tasha Kruse, who set a new mark for a nine-hole away meet as well with a 40 (old record was 43)...
Spartans no match for Jays (04/13/04)
All four of Gehlen Catholic's counting varsity golf scores beat Spalding Catholic's top golfer and the Jays won easily over the Spartans Monday. Gehlen shot a team 166 to 202 by Spalding Catholic. The Jays' Rob Gaul and Joe Wells each turned in 41s and dualed for medalist honors, with Wells coming out on top in a one-hole playoff...
Lady Jays take Class B Unity Invitational; Lady Bulldogs place 4th in Class A (04/13/04)
Gehlen Catholic won nine events and more than doubled second-place Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's team score in winning the Class B division of the Unity Invitational Monday at Orange City. The Lady Jays compiled 158 team points for the meet, with M-M-C a distant second at 77. ...
SBL edges Hinton boys (04/13/04)
Hinton lost a dual to Sgt. Bluff-Luton Monday at Sgt. Bluff, but improved its overall team score by 13 strokes from the season-opening meet April 5 against Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn. The Blackhawks opened the season against M-M-C shooting a collective 173 in defeating the Eagles in Hinton. Monday, Hinton shot a 160, but SBL turned in a team 157 to sneak past the Blackhawks...
Alma Thompson Hogan (04/13/04)
HAWARDEN -- Alma (Johnson) Thompson Hogan, known to her Hawarden friends as Joni Thompson, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Magnolia Gardens Convalescent Home in Granada Hills, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clayton B. Thompson and Buford Hogan...
Dust off county leadership (04/13/04)
Merrill residents were told by Thom Guzman, director of the Downtown Resource Center in the Iowa Department of Economic Development: "A report doesn't do anything if it just sits on the shelf." Guzman encouraged residents to take action -- and local funding -- to revitalize Merrill's downtown...