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Stories from Monday, October 18, 2004

C-80 residents cite heavy, fast traffic (10/18/04)
(Second in a series) The Plymouth County zoning board was told last week by Sharleen Schlotman, 33665 Davesway Dr., and Jean Logan, 33299 Hickory Ave., that the zoning ordinance should be revised and they would be willing to help with the process. Traffic in the area of County Road C-80 is a major reason for revising the zoning areas established in the 2000 ordinance, they indicated...
Suspicions aroused (10/18/04)
When Richard Allen Ahrendt, 60, Le Mars, reported Friday to the Plymouth County Jail to begin serving his sentence on a charge of operating while intoxicated, jailers were suspicious. Their suspicions were confirmed -- Ahrendt was found to be intoxicated...
Rural school districts drop challenge of local option sales tax (10/18/04)
A lawsuit challenging the state's local option sales tax for school infrastructure was dismissed Friday, with backers saying they will monitor a 2003 revision of the law to ensure rural schools get their fair share of revenues generated by retail sales...
Voters must register by Saturday (10/18/04)
Voters must be registered by this Saturday, Oct. 23 in order to participate in the general election Nov. 2. The Plymouth County auditor's office staff can answer any questions at 546-6100 or provide a registration form on the second floor of the courthouse, 215 Fourth Ave. S.E., Le Mars...
Jays edge K-P (10/18/04)
If it weren't for Galva-Holstein, everyone in Class A District 8 would be talking about Gehlen Catholic. The Pirates remain undefeated and ranked no. 1 in the state in some polls, garnering all the attention. But quietly the Jays had won four straight after starting the season 0-2 and headed into Saturday's game with Kingsley-Pierson in Le Mars looking to stake their claim to the second district playoff spot. ...
Hinton hangs on to playoff hopes (10/18/04)
Hinton kept its football playoff hopes alive Friday in Hinton, using a 22-point fourth quarter to defeat visiting South O'Brien 35-14 and improve to 3-2 in the district. The Blackhawks got off to a rough start in the game, turning the ball over on their first offensive possession with a fumble. Hinton was able to score one touchdown in the first half, but had trouble moving the ball after its first two offensive series of the game...
Bulldogs survive 2 OT battle (10/18/04)
The life of a field goal kicker is one of peaks and valleys. Any kicker is in a constant state of flux between hero and goat and Le Mars Community sophomore Joel Kruse found himself playing both roles in the Bulldogs' 14-13 double overtime upset win over no. 5-ranked MOC-Floyd Valley Friday in Le Mars...
Florentine M. Ruden (10/18/04)
Florentine M. Ruden, 85, of Marcus, died unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at her residence in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Eugene Murray officiating.
Not the "October Surprise" we had in mind (10/18/04)
When Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush were seeking their first term as chief executives in office, running against Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale, strategists were worried about an "October Surprise" scuttling their chances of unseating the incumbents. If you recall, Iranian militants were holding 70 Americans hostage in Tehran and their release before the election could have tipped the election...