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Stories from Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Le Mars Water Department calls for voluntary water conservation (06/22/05)
Because of recent hot weather, the Le Mars Water Department has called for a voluntary conservation of water. According to Superintendent Jim Conley, the water department hit a record high of 4 million gallons Monday. "We are making this request in an attempt to avoid more severe action at a later date," Conley explains. ...
County gives 28 grants (06/22/05)
The Plymouth County board of supervisors accepted the recommendation of the advisory board for local option sales tax to award $500,000 in 28 grants to local organizations. The vote was unanimous among the supervisors to accept the recommendations from their advisory board. Money is authorized for specified projects as of July 1, the start of the new fiscal year...
City, water system reach agreement (06/22/05)
Agreement was reached early Tuesday afternoon between the city of Le Mars and the Southern Sioux County Rural Water System to provide service to an area southwest of Le Mars. The water system board met at 1 p.m. while the Le Mars City Council was in session for its regular meeting. Scott Langel, city administrator/engineer, called the water system board at 2 p.m. to find out results of the meeting...
Urban renewal area change approved by planning, zoning (06/22/05)
An amendment to the Le Mars Urban Renewal Area was approved on Monday by the Le Mars Planning and Zoning Commission. The Le Mars City Council will consider the amendment at their meeting today (Tuesday). The area added to the original urban renewal area is the 42.47 acre site of the future Wells' Dairy, Inc., corporate campus just southwest of Le Mars. ...
County Web site gets praise (06/22/05)
The computerized maps of Plymouth County are being promoted by a software company as an example of what their company can provide. Taylor Technologies, Inc., offers a colorful page distributed to potential customers about the map information designed for Plymouth County...
Rockets rout MVC leader Galva-Holstein (06/22/05)
The Remsen-Union baseball team reeled off its fifth straight Maple Valley Conference victory and moved to within a game in the loss column of first-place Galva-Holstein with a 10-5 win over the Pirates Tuesday in Remsen. The Rockets fell behind 2-0 after the first inning, then sprinted ahead 10-2 with three runs in the third, two in the fourth and five in the sixth. ...
Lady Rockets give up eight unearned in 12-9 loss (06/22/05)
The Remsen-Union softball team fell behind 5-0 after the first inning Tuesday against Odebolt-Arthur and never recovered, dropping a 12-9 Maple Valley Conference decision at home. Odebolt scored five in the first and one in the second to lead 6-0 through the third inning before the Lady Rockets were able to push across three in the fourth to cut the deficit in half. ...
No. 2 Lady Westerners score too fast for scoreboard in win (06/22/05)
The Class 2A No. 2-ranked Akron-Westfield softball team was scoring too quickly to accurately keep track of in an 11-0 three-inning War Eagle Conference victory over West Sioux Tuesday night. A Catie Bobier three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning gave the conference leaders a 12-0 lead on the scoreboard and ended the game by the 12-run rule, but the Lady Westerners officially came away with an 11-0 victory as A-W coach Todd Colt later discovered the lit-up numbers were off by one run.. ...
Freshman Engle moves to 7-1 on the mound (06/22/05)
Kingsley-Pierson freshman Jeff Engle moved to 7-1 on the mound in an 8-5 Maple Valley Conference win over Lawton-Bronson Tuesday night in Kingsley. "Jeff has got good composure," said K-P coach Dean Harpenau of Engle, who allowed just one earned run and struck out six batters in the victory. ...
Lady Jays avenge no-hit loss to Unity (06/22/05)
It took two days to get it done, but the Gehlen Catholic softball team earned revenge over Unity Christian with an 8-2 win Tuesday in Le Mars after being no-hit by the Knights in an 11-1 five-inning setback June 7. "That was really a great thing to see," said Gehlen coach Patty Hatting of her team's turnaround against Unity. "I was very impressed with these girls. They held themselves together and it was nice to come back and show (Unity) what kind of a ballclub we really are."...
Jays take over top spot in War Eagle (06/22/05)
The Gehlen Catholic baseball team took over sole posession of first place in the War Eagle Conference as Hinton upset Class 1A No. 2-ranked Spalding Catholic Monday night in Granville and the Jays stayed there with a 10-5 conference victory over Unity Christian Tuesday afternoon at the Riverview Complex in Le Mars...
Lady 'Dogs finish off Emmetsburg (06/22/05)
The Le Mars Community softball team finished what it started Tuesday afternoon, hanging on for a 3-2 Lakes Conference victory over Emmetsburg after leading 2-0 when the game was postponed due to lightning Monday night. The Lady Bulldogs took the lead Monday night when Katie Sponder led off the first inning with a double and came around to score on a ball Molly Rueter hit that Emmetsburg couldn't handle. Amanda Arens followed with a sacrifice fly that established the lead at 2-0...
LaVada Beermann (06/22/05)
HAWARDEN -- LaVada Beermann, 77, of Hawarden, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden, with the Rev. Todd Bunge officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Ireton. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time friday at the funeral home...
Weiler-Colling (06/22/05)
The engagement and approaching marriage of Crystal Nicole Weiler and Dustin Daniel Colling of Le Mars is announced by their parents, Gilbert and Audrey Weiler of rural Le Mars and Daniel and Julie Colling of Remsen. The couple is planning a 2 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. The reception and dance will be held at the Avalon Ballroom, following the ceremony...
Shostak-Abram (06/22/05)
Bruce and Barbara Shostak of Le Mars and Maria and Jerzy Abram of Gdansk, Poland, parents of Teresa and Aleksander, announce the engagement and approaching marraige of their children. The couple will be married in a 3 p.m. ceremony Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A., in Le Mars. The reception will follow at Century Hall on the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in Le Mars...
Erdmann-Dirksen (06/22/05)
The engagement of Jessica Marie Erdmann of Mankato, Minn., and Ryan Francis Dirksen of Apple Valley, Minn., is announced by their parents, David and Angie Erdmann and Fritz and Bonnie Dirksen, all of Le Mars. The couple will be married in a 2 p.m. ceremony Saturday, Aug. 6, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. The reception will immediately follow the ceremony at the Le Mars Convention Center, upper level...
Johnson-Ridge (06/22/05)
Carl and Joann Johnson of Ireton announce the engagement of their daughter, Katy Lynn Johnson, to Matthew Parker Ridge, son of James and Gayle Ridge of Davenport. Katy is a 2003 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. She is employed as an elementary music teacher in Clarinda...
Time to burn the daylight (06/22/05)
Yesterday was the first day of summer. The season officially changed in mid afternoon, and yesterday was the longest day of the year. While Tuesday contained the same 24 hours, more of them were daylight hours than at any time of the year. Yesterday there was over 16 hours of visible daylight. Now, a few minutes at a time, the days will start to become shorter as we begin our descent through summer into fall...