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Stories from Tuesday, July 12, 2005

23 contestants for Plymouth County Fair Queen (07/12/05)
The Plymouth County Fair's 2005 queen will be chosen from among 23 young women. The young women, along with fair king candidates, held a get acquainted and dress rehearsal event on June 12. Following a catered meal, the group traveled to Sioux City courtesy of Royal Charters, playing mixer games and winning prizes donated by local businesses. They spent the evening at Lewis Bowl, bowling and getting acquainted. The candidates also rode floats in the Ice Cream Days parade...
'Three Wishes' comes to Le Mars (07/12/05)
Got wishes? NBC's new television show, "Three Wishes" will be in Le Mars Friday through Monday, with the opportunity for area residents to have their wishes granted. The first event for the public will start at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 15, at the Wish Tent at the Plymouth County Courthouse...
Tradition and home cooking always on the menu at Ruth's (07/12/05)
(Editor's Note: The small town cafe was once the heart and soul of the community. Today, they are a vanishing part of Americana. In this series of articles, writer Don McDowell offers a personal perspective on the small town cafes of Plymouth County.)...
Three Iowa birds test postive for West Nile Virus in 2005 (07/12/05)
While many swat at bugs and scratch away at pesky mosquito bites, few probably think about the possiblity of contracting the West Nile Virus. According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, West Nile Virus is a virus which first appeared in the United States in 1999. Since it's appearance in Iowa in 2001, there have been ten human deaths...
Supervisors approves Three Wishes Contract (07/12/05)
Plymouth County Supervisor Chairman Gordon Greene signed a contract allowing NBC's reality show Three Wishes to come and film the Le Mars Courthouse. Board member John Schneider stated the parts of the contract were very beneficial to Le Mars. "They're going to leave the place as they found it and indemnify us for injuries," Schneider said...
K-P girls rally for win in final MVC game (07/12/05)
The Kingsley-Pierson softball team faced deficits of 2-0 and 3-1 in its final Maple Valley Conference game of the season against Lawton-Bronson Monday in Kingsley, but the Lady Panthers pushed across four runs in the fifth inning and held on for a 7-5 win over the Eagles...
Lady Rockets split at own tourney (07/12/05)
The Remsen-Union softball team suffered a setback in the opening round of the Rocket Tournament Saturday in Remsen, then bounced back to pick up a 12-2 win over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in the consolation round to finish the day 1-1. It took until the third inning for the Lady Rockets to get the bats going against H-M-S, but once they did the rout was on as R-U scored six runs in that third, adding one in the fourth and five in the fifth to end the game in five innings. ...
Waterbury leads Westerners into second round (07/12/05)
Akron-Westfield starting pitcher Randall Waterbury struck out 11 batters while limiting Battle Creek/Ida Grove to three hits as the Westerners advanced to the second round of the Class 2A district baseball playoffs with a 7-1 win over the Falcons Monday at Sgt. Bluff...
Fielding woes send Hinton home (07/12/05)
Hinton senior Kurtis Hoefling drove a pitch off the outfield wall to score two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, then got caught in a rundown between second and third base and was eventually tagged out to end the game in an 8-3 Blackhawk loss to Sgt. Bluff-Luton Monday in the opening round of Class 2A district baseball playoffs in Sgt. Bluff...
Lady Bulldogs lose at Emmetsburg (07/12/05)
The Le Mars Community softball team suffered a letdown in its attempt to reach an overall .500 record with a 7-2 loss in Lakes Conference play Monday at Emmetsburg that dropped the Lady Bulldogs to 16-19 on the season. Emmetsburg built a 7-0 lead with four runs in the third inning and three in the fourth before Le Mars finally broke through with two runs in the top of the seventh...
Earl O. Mortensen (07/12/05)
Earl O. Mortensen, 92, of Akron, and formerly of Audubon, died Saturday, July 9, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. Earl Otto Mortensen was born May 3, 1913, on the family farm near Audubon, the son of Phillip and Margaret (Freeze) Mortensen. He attended country school near Audubon. ...
Marjorie LaBahn (07/12/05)
Marjorie (Mayhew) LaBahn, 86, of Hinton, died Sunday, July 10, 2005, at Embassy Rehab & Care Center in Sergeant Bluff. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sioux City with the Rev. Leo Kostizen officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be today (Tuesday) from 4 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m...
11 days and counting... (07/12/05)
It will be here and gone before we realize it. In just eleven days, the traveling community that is the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), will descend upon our community. There will be thousands of people from all over the United States, and a few foreign lands to boot. In the short time that they will be here, friendships will be formed, acquaintances renewed and a great deal of food and drink will be consumed...