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Stories from Friday, May 27, 2005

Banners wave welcome at entrances (05/27/05)
The City of Le Mars has installed additional banners to greet drivers at the far corners of the community. The green "Ice Cream Capital" banners, like those in the downtown, have been attached to poles: * south on U.S. Highway 75 to 18th Street; * east on Iowa Highway 3; and,...
Remembering Pearl Harbor (05/27/05)
For Fred Claesson, the morning of December 7, 1941 began just like any other. An Iowa farm boy (Akron High School, Class of '36), Claesson knew how life had been like back on the farm. Winter meant digging out from under heavy snows, facing down the blistering cold winds, and worrying about the dark storm clouds up above...
A sign from above (05/27/05)
In his 83 years, John Trobaugh has experienced it all. From being part of the infantry that ran Rommel out of Africa, to landing on the "foot" of Italy by Mount Vesuvius 150 miles behind German enemy lines, to being injured twice fighting for his country, Trobaugh has more than proven his valor...
Le Mars native discusses oil dependency (05/27/05)
The U.S. is consuming more oil than ever and may face challenges if the country remains dependent on foreign oil, according to a noted expert on petroleum engineering. Paul Newendorp, a Le Mars native and a 1955 LCHS graduate, recently spoke about gas prices, the U.S.' dependency on foreign oil, and what will happen in the oil market...
Search goes back to dig out banks (05/27/05)
he search for a four-year-old boy will go back to where he is believed to have fallen into Willow Creek southeast of Alton. Breiton Ackerman, 4, the son of Brad and Beth Ackerman, 4420 440th St., Alton, is presumed to have fallen from a field bridge as family members were fishing Sunday, May 22...
Panthers 10-run Jays in Gehlen season opener (05/27/05)
Kingsley-Pierson's baseball team took advantage of nine Gehlen Catholic errors to pick up a 12-2 win over the Jays Thursday in Kingsley. It was the Panthers' third game this week and Gehlen's first game of the season, which was evident on the field accoring to Jays' coach Marty Kurth...
Blackhawks even record at Lawton (05/27/05)
The Hinton baseball team held a shaky 5-3 lead over Lawton-Bronson through five innings Thurday before plating 12 runs in the final two frames for a 17-6 win over the Eagles in Lawton. After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning the Blackhawks took the lead in the third with three runs. ...
Kathleen M. Sawin (05/27/05)
KINGSLEY -- Kathleen M. (Gollhofer) Sawin, of Citrus Heights, Calif., formerly of Kingsley, died Nov. 9, 2004, at UCD Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. Her body was cremated. Burial of her cremated remains will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2005, at St. Michael's Cemetery in Kingsley, with the Rev. Thomas J. Topf of St. Michael's Catholic Church of Kingsley officiating...
Lucille B. Mattas (05/27/05)
Lucille B. (Lehmann) Mattas, 91, of Grand Junction, Colo., and formerly of Merrill, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Mesa Manor Care Center in Grand Junction. Lucille Barbara Mattas was born on July 5, 1913 in Plymouth County, Iowa, the daughter of Jacob and Emma (Trometer) Lehmann. She graduated from Merrill High School in 1930 and then attended college. Lucille began her career as an educator teaching in area country schools and later earned a degree in special education...
Vanishing before our very eyes (05/27/05)
Today marks the beginning of the Memorial Day Holiday weekend, the traditional kick off to summer and a Monday holiday. For many families, it is a time to gather and catch up on life. Many take the time to remember loved ones that are no longer among us, especially those who served in the Armed Forces...