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Stories from Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Plendl: I want to be who I want to be (06/23/04)
(Second in a series) "It was really bad at first. I didn't think it was going to be as bad as it was," said Adam Plendl of his decision to be openly gay at Le Mars Community High School. On the other hand, with the support of administration, some friends and some teachers, the decision meant he found peace within himself...
County suspends employee (06/23/04)
A Plymouth County employee will be placed on a 30-day suspension due to an accident between his motor grader and a train. At the end of his leave without pay, Bob Hughes will be placed on a two-year "last-chance" probation, according to supervisors. Terms of the probation will be given in writing by Tom Rohe, county engineer, to include no further safety violations and may specify further training for the employee, according to Darin Raymond, county attorney...
County choose programs for awards (06/23/04)
(First in a series) Three long-time county supervisors voted Tuesday to eliminate an economic development proposal from the distribution of local option sales tax funds. Supervisor Richard Philips moved that the proposed revolving loan fund for small businesses requested by the county's economic development department receive no funds. ...
Merrill Lions host fundraiser for Hinton paralympian (06/23/04)
The Merrill Lions Club has stepped up to help Hinton paralympian swimmer Ashley Nashleanas on her way to Athens, Greece in September to compete in the Paralympics. The club will sponsor a lunch and auction this Sunday, June 27, at the Hinton Community Center. The lunch of burgers and brauts, potato salad, beans and drink will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a freewill donation...
SRTS provides unique service in Le Mars (06/23/04)
Le Mars is the only city that contracts for taxi service with Siouxland Regional Transit System, according to Jeff Hansen, SRTS director, so there is no exact comparison of costs. The Monday through Saturday service is subsidized by the City of Le Mars at $7,020 per year, based on a month-to-month bill, Hansen explained. Monthly cost stayed at the current year's rate of $585. The contract just approved by the city council covers July 1 to June 30, 2005...
SJGA Junior Tour (06/23/04)
The Siouxland Junior Golf Association tour will be making a stop at Green Valley Golf Course in Sioux City Monday, June 28. There will be four age divisions in the tournament: 8-10-year-olds, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Entry fee applies...
K-P jumps out early, survives Wildcat comeback (06/23/04)
MOVILLE -- In baseball, there is nothing better than beating an arch rival. In Kingsley-Pierson's case, that rival is Woodbury Central. K-P battled the Wildcats Tuesday night in Moville and had a 10-2 lead at one point in the game. The Wildcats roared back and tied the game in the seventh inning 11-11. K-P, however, regained their composure and pulled it out 12-11 in eight innings...
E-LC outlasts Le Mars in thriller (06/23/04)
Travis Penning of Le Mars had a key three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie game 11-11 with Estherville-Lincoln Central, but the Midgets scored one run in the top of the eighth inning to escape with a 12-11 win over the Bulldogs in Le Mars Monday night...
Le Mars gets big win over E-Burg (06/23/04)
Le Mars fell behind early to Emmetsburg, but the Lady Bulldogs scored five unanswered runs led by Dani Bock's solo home run to take a 5-1 lead. Emmetsburg scored late in the game, but were unable to mount a comeback as the Lady Bulldogs won 5-2 in Le Mars Tuesday night...
Ruhland wins it for R-U (06/23/04)
Tim Ruhland hit a two-RBI triple in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Remsen-Union past River Valley 5-4 Tuesday in Remsen. The Rockets trailed the entire game as River Valley opened up a 2-0 lead after the second inning. R-U plated one run in the third, but the Wolverines kept a two-run advantage with a run in the fourth. The Rockets scored one in the fifth and one in the sixth, while River Valley added a run in the sixth to maintain a one-run lead at 4-3...
Puetz hits hole in one (06/23/04)
Gus Puetz, an 81-year-old Le Mars resident, hit his first ever hole-in-one June 18 at the Le Mars Municipal Golf Course. Puetz aced the 170-yard no. 13 hole with a driver, with four other golfers there to witness the shot.
Norma C. Spain (06/23/04)
Norman Carol (Fuson) Spain, 69, of Akron, died Monday, June 21, 2004, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, John "Jack" Spain. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron.
Ethanol benefits more than environment (06/23/04)
The high gas prices of late have many people grumbling and the talk eventually gets around to alternative energy sources. Add in the environmental concerns and you get more people talking about alternatives. The high prices also have many focused on Iowa's ethanol industry, a high octane fuel produced when plant sugars are fermented. ...