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Stories from Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Services remember veterans who serve country (06/01/04)
American flags whipped and snapped in the wind as Memorial Day services in Plymouth County honored veterans and those who gave their life for their country. At services in Le Mars, Akron, Brunsville, Remsen, Oyens, Hinton and Kingsley, World War II veterans were remembered and recognized in conjunction with the dedication of the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C...
Van Otterloo outlines sheriff platform (06/01/04)
Plymouth County's sole candidate for sheriff, Michael Van Otterloo, 50, Le Mars, is seeking his fourth term in the office. "I want to use my God-given talents, my education and experience as the top law enforcement officer in the county, to provide leadership by word, action and deed in my personal and professional life to those we serve and those who work in law enforcement," Van Otterloo told the Daily Sentinel...
Local family featured on broadcast (06/01/04)
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Brenna and Blake Dirksen, one-year-old twins of Brad and Megan Dirksen of Le Mars, will be among nearly two dozen area children taking center stage during St. Luke's Children's Miracle Network's 16th annual celebration. The celebration airs 6:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, June 5 and 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 6, live from the auditorium of St. Luke's Regional Medical Center on Sioux City's NBC affiliate, KTIV News Channel 4...
County finds out about Wells' district (06/01/04)
An agreement on how to use funds from the urban renewal area to be formed around the new Wells' Dairy corporate headquarters will be introduced to the Plymouth County board of supervisors this morning (Tuesday). Jeff Peters and Neal Adler of the Le Mars Business Initiative Corporation and Gary Tucker, county economic development director, will present information about the agreement involving the City of Le Mars and Plymouth County...
Subway purchased (06/01/04)
The Le Mars Subway franchise has been purchased from Jan Skram and the late Tom Skram by Gene and Marie Friederich of Le Mars and Roger and Cyndi Miller of Spirit Lake. Co-managers Lori Campbell and Kim Pick will continue along with the current staff in serving Subway sandwiches, wraps and salads. The business is located at the junction of Highways 3 and 75...
Kuchel earns area's only gold at state track (06/01/04)
As expected, Kingsley-Pierson sophomore Nick Kuchel earned his first state title at the Boys' State Track Meet in Des Moines Friday and Saturday, blazing to a first-place finish in the 110-meter high hurdles with a time of 14.87 seconds after finishing as runner-up in the same race at last year's meet...
A-W falls to West Monona and Westwood (06/01/04)
EARLY -- Akron-Westfield might have a young baseball team, but they will give a few teams a scare. The Westerners almost did that in game one of the Earlybird tournament as they fell to West Monona 5-4 Friday, May 28. The Westerners took the lead first with one run in the first inning, but West Monona responded with one in the second and three in fourth to take a 4-1 lead. ...
Fast starts key for young Bulldogs (06/01/04)
SIOUX CITY -- Fast starts. When the Le Mars baseball team starts hitting early in the game, it is usually a good sign of things to come for the Bulldogs. In the Sioux City East tournament, Le Mars opened up against Sioux City East scoring five runs with in the first two innings to get a 5-2 victory in a rain-shortened five inning game Friday...
R-U loses pair over weekend (06/01/04)
Remsen-Union hit the ball solidly against River Valley, but were unable to find the gaps as they lost in baseball action Friday, 9-6 in the Marcus-Meridan-Cleghorn baseball tournament. The Rockets scored one in the first to take a lead, but River Valley tied it in the third with a run of their own. ...
Claussen 7th at state tennis (06/01/04)
Le Mars Community sophomore Tim Claussen placed seventh at the 1A boys' state tennis meet held at Byrnes Park in Waterloo Friday and Saturday. Claussen, in his second trip to the state meet in as many years, opened the tournament with a win over Decorah's Alex Spilde, defeating the freshman in straight sets 6-1, 6-1...
Milo DeYoung (06/01/04)
Milo DeYoung, 54, of Le Mars died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at the Royal C. Johnson V.A. Medical Center at Sioux Falls, S.D. Milo Gene DeYoung was born June 5, 1949, in Sioux City, to Joseph and Charlotte (Sorgdragger) DeYoung. As a young boy, the family lived in the Le Mars area. ...
Barbara J. Powell (06/01/04)
Barbara J. Powell, 54, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at her home following a courageous 7-year battle with cancer. Barbara Jo Kock was born Sept. 15, 1949, in Le Mars, the daughter of Clarence and Gladys (Steinfadt) Kock. She attended Le Mars Community Schools graduating in 1967. She continued her education at Nettleton Business College and graduated in 1968. She was employed by the University of Iowa in the physical therapy department...
Casmer Kraft (06/01/04)
HAWARDEN -- Casmer "Cas" Kraft, 55, of Hawarden, died Sunday, May 30, 2004, at his residence following a lengthy battle with cancer. Survivors include his wife, the former Yvonne Adam. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hawarden...
William F. 'Bill' Schlesser (06/01/04)
William F. "Bill" Schlesser, 77, a longtime rural Struble area farmer, died Friday May 28, 2004, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, following a lengthy illness. William Francis Schlesser was born March 14, 1927, on the family farm near Struble, the son of Frank and Irene (Schreiner) Schlesser. ...
Hot enough for you? (06/01/04)
No, we are not referring to the weather, which has improved quite nicely from the soggy storms of last month. We are talking about the destructive force that is slowly eating away at all of us: high gasoline prices. It is said that if you place a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will instantly jump out. But if you place the frog in a pot of tepid water and slowly raise the temperature, the frog, unable to sense the gradual increase in water temperature, will remain until it boils to death...