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Stories from Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Drug arrests increase legal work (07/05/05)
Local law enforcement officers have been so successful in making drug arrests recently that it has caused a bottleneck in legal processes. Darin J. Raymond, county attorney, has asked law enforcement agencies to limit arrests to about four a week if possible, he told county supervisors. In one day, the Le Mars Police Department made 13 arrests after executing search warrants...
Wells' Dairy receives state assistance from IDED (07/05/05)
Wells' Dairy, Inc., is among eight projects from from Iowa to receive new assistance, according to Mike Blouin, Director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED). On Friday, Blouin observed the end of fiscal year '05 (FY05) by announcing new assistance to eight projects around the state...
County prepares for construction arbitration (07/05/05)
Plymouth County has engaged the firm Tempest Company as a consultant in arbitration with PCS & Associates over construction of the jail/law enforcement center. Arbitration hearings are scheduled to start Aug. 15 in Sioux City with PCS, which managed the construction project. Hearings of the American Arbitration Association are closed to the public...
Farmers' Market opens season Wednesday (07/05/05)
Summer garden produce will be available at the Farmers' Market, sponsored by the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee, beginning Wednesday, July 6. The Wednesday markets will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. in downtown Le Mars at the Olson Cultural Event Center, at First Avenue and First Street Northeast...
July 4th dedication for Veterans Park (07/05/05)
Flags waved with a light breeze under sunny skies at the Fourth of July dedication ceremonies of the Plymouth County Veterans Memorial Park in Le Mars. Hundreds of people of all ages gathered for the ceremony…
Pitching carries Jays past MMC (07/05/05)
The Gehlen Catholic baseball team maintained its spot at the top of the War Eagle Conference with a 4-1 victory over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Friday night in Marcus. "There are no gimmies anymore in the War Eagle, we've said that for 3 1/2 weeks now," said Gehlen coach Marty Kurth. "Marcus played really well. We had enough people on base, didn't get the big hit when we needed it, but the pitching came through again. Joe (Wells) and Kyle (Britton) both threw excellent."...
Western Christian miscues help Le Mars boys (07/05/05)
Le Mars Community managed just six hits off Hull Western Christian starting pitcher Tim DeWit, but errors and wild pitches allowed the Bulldogs to score five unearned runs in a 5-3 baseball win over Western Friday in Le Mars. Western Christian scored two early runs off Le Mars starter Justin Pheln before the Bulldogs plated three runs in the third to take its first lead of the game at 3-2. ...
Ranked Hawks put on offensive display vs. A-W (07/05/05)
Class 1A No. 7-ranked Remsen St. Mary's put 44 runs on the board and racked up 30 hits Friday night in Remsen on its way to a doubleheader sweep of Akron-Westfield. Game one was the continuation of an earlier conference game at Akron that was called due to rain with St. Mary's leading 9-0 in the top of the first inning. The Hawks started right where they left off June 10, ripping 20 hits and starting Friday night's doubleheader with a 28-1 victory...
Big third inning lifts Lady Bulldogs (07/05/05)
The Lady Bulldogs had two of their season-high seven stolen bases in the second inning Friday night in Le Mars as they scored all three of their runs in the frame and came away with a 3-0 Lakes Conference win over Hull Western Christian. Dani Bock led off the inning with a single and pinch runner Meranda Fischer moved all the way around to third on a stolen base and a passed ball. ...
Hinton girls club Spalding (07/05/05)
Brittni Freed crushed a first-inning two-run home run that gave the Hinton girls' softball team a 4-0 lead over Spalding Catholic and it was smooth sailing from there for the Blackhawks as they picked up a 14-2 five-inning win over the Spartans Friday in Granville...
K-P advances to MVC Tournament (07/05/05)
The Kingsley-Pierson baseball team qualified for its fifth Maple Valley Conference Tournament under sixth-year coach Dean Harpenau with a 13-3 six-inning win over Odebolt-Arthur Friday night in Odebolt. The victory moved K-P to 11-5 in conference play and advanced the Panthers past Remsen-Union, which lost to Westwood 6-2 Friday night in Sloan...
Lady Panthers win 'wild one' over MVAO, 15-14 (07/05/05)
The Kingsley-Pierson softball team broke a 10-10 deadlock with five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on for a 15-14 Maple Valley Conference victory over Galva-Holstein Friday night in Kingsley. "It was a wild one," said K-P coach Ed Coughenour. "It was an interesting game. There was good defense and good hitting."...
R-U girls ground Eagles (07/05/05)
The Remsen-Union softball team scored four runs in the third inning and added a three-run sixth in cruising to a 9-2 Maple Valley Conference home win over visiting Lawton-Bronson Friday. The Lady Rockets scored a single run in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead, following up with a four-run third and another single run in the fourth for a commanding 6-0 advantage. ...
Hawks/Jays Clash for WEC lead (07/05/05)
Previous meetings: June 13, Jays won 4-3 in Remsen; June 24, 6-6 seven-inning tie at the Spalding Tournament in Granville. Streaks: Jays 14-1-1 since CYO Tournament June 5; Hawks 9-4-1 Gehlen offense: .315 team average, 6 home runs, 6.7 runs per game, 44 stolen bases...
Myrle Truesdell (07/05/05)
Myrle Truesdell, 91, of Le Mars died Friday, July 1, 2005 at Ankeny. Myrle Edward Truesdell was born Feb. 22, 1914, in Alcester, S.D., the son of Edward Rex and Mary (Harding) Truesdell. His grandparents Laura (Hoard) Harding and Reuben Harding were early homesteaders of Alcester. ...
Leona A. Reinking (07/05/05)
Leona A. Reinking, 88, of Kingsley, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Correctionville. Pastor Burt Burwell will officiate. ...
Donald Mai Sr. (07/05/05)
Donald Mai Sr., 83, of New Hampton, died Thursday, June 30, 2005, at his home. Donald Bernard Mai, Sr. was born Dec. 8, 1921, at Remsen, the son of Nic and Florentine (Arens) Mai. He was a 1939 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Remsen. On Nov. 10, 1942, he joined the US Army Air Force and served as a Sergeant in the Medical Corp during World War II. ...
Ralph Gabel (07/05/05)
Ralph Gabel, 96, of Le Mars, died Friday, July 1, 2005, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Ralph Taylor Gabel was born on May 8, 1909, in Preston Township, Plymouth County, the son of John Franklin and Mary (Taylor) Gabel. He attended country school and Le Mars High School. On March 2, 1935, Ralph and Mildred Philips were united in marriage at the Adaville United Brethren Church parsonage, near Merrill...
Two strikes and you're out! (07/05/05)
Iowans awoke on Friday to the beginning of a new month and a wide variety of new laws. Nearly all measures passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Tom Vilsack went into effect on Friday. The most visible of these changes was the speed limit on rural interstates and divided highways. You can now legally drive 70 mph on those roads. Please be careful as we all adjust to the higher speeds...