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Stories from Friday, October 15, 2004

Akron seeks county funding toward fire truck (10/15/04)
Once again City of Akron officials came to the Plymouth County board of supervisors seeking local option sales tax funds after a moratorium was placed on requests. This time Akron officials asked for funds to purchase a new pumper truck for their fire department. A previous request for economic development projects in Akron, included construction for expansion of Masaba Mining Equipment Company...
Drugs in environment hurt children (10/15/04)
Two different workshops on the dangers of making the drug methamphetamine were offered in Le Mars during the past week. Lee Lighter, special agent with the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, outlined the steps used to make meth for social workers, juvenile justice workers and others Oct. 8 in a workshop sponsored by Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc...
Breast cancer patients choose from more options (10/15/04)
Breast cancer is not just one disease, but a group of diseases, said Dr. Mark Stelzer of Stelzer Surgery in Le Mars, at the annual "Pink Ribbon Night" at Floyd Valley Hospital this week. "There are many options and there is no one option which is best for everyone," Stelzer told the women in the audience...
Lady Jays settle for third in WEC (10/15/04)
Gehlen Catholic seemed to be experiencing some risidual effects from Tuesday's five-game match with Spalding Catholic as the Lady Jays opened up Thursday's home match against West Sioux in a 10-1 hole in game one. Gehlen rallied to win that game, however, and went on to win the match in three to finish the War Eagle conference season at 7-2, good enough for third place...
RSM falls to M-M-C in four (10/15/04)
Remsen St. Mary's put to rest a difficult War Eagle confernce season with a four-game loss to Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Thursday at Remsen. The Hawks lost the opening two games of the match 25-18, 25-19, but bounced back to win the third 25-21 to force a fourth game. M-M-C took the final game and the match 25-22 to send RSM to a 1-8 conference record for the season...
Hinton wraps up undefeated WEC season (10/15/04)
Hinton finished its 2004 run through the War Eagle volleyball confernece with an unblemished 9-0 record, sealing up the perfect season with a win over Akron-Westfield Thursday in Akron. The Blackhawks won the final match of the War Eagle and regular season schedules in a fashion typical of their entire season-sweeping all three games 25-17, 25-20, 25-23...
Bulldogs seek consecutive wins over top 10 teams (10/15/04)
An old commercial from the 1980s for Slumberland or some such company said: "Make no mistake about it folks-this is the big one." That slogan could easily be adopted for Friday's Le Mars Community/MOC-Floyd Valley football game as the Bulldogs and the Class 3A no. 5-ranked Dutch collide in a matchup that could very well decide each team's district and playoff fate...
Larry Patterson (10/15/04)
Larry Patterson, 61, of Parker, Colo., formerly of Le Mars, died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at a local hospital in Aurora, Colo.
Esther Popken (10/15/04)
Esther Popken, 91, of Le Mars, died early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars.
Absentee ballots ripe for abuse (10/15/04)
As the general election nears, registered voters are receiving numerous forms to request absentee ballots. Iowa Secretary of State Chet Culver sent a mailing out to every registered voter that included the form necessary to request an absentee ballot. ...