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Stories from Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Audacious decor adds ambiance to venerable Hinton steakhouse (08/09/05)
(Editor's note: The small town cafe was once the heart and soul of the community. Now it is a vanishing part of Americana. In this series of articles, writer Don McDowell offers a personal perspective on the small town diners of Plymouth County.) It's pretty rare where you can feel like you're in chillin' the middle of Arizona desert or sitting in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on the Fourth of July or basking on the plains of Africa in the middle of a safari - all in one stop...
LCS board conducts annual meeting business (08/09/05)
Le Mars Community Schools board of education members conducted annual meeting business at the start of their Aug. 8 meeting. Derald Philips was appointed secretary to the board for the 2005-2006 school year. Philips submitted his resignation in late June, and the board accepted it with the provision that Philips remain in the position until a suitable replacement is hired. ...
Dr. John Conley to be inducted into Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame (08/09/05)
Dr. John Conley of Plymouth County will join 79 other inductees into the 2005 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 21. nductees into the Hall of Fame will receive recognition for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. They or surviving family members will be presented a plaque by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they are introduced on stage. ...
Re-opening set for Le Mars Arts Center (08/09/05)
After a one-year reorgnization process, the Le Mars Arts Center will hold a grand re-opening Sept. 9 to 11, with a ribbon-cutting and an artist display. The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting will be held Friday, Sept. 9. Glass-blowing artist Jesse Bogenrief will display pieces of his glass-blown art and will be at the center Sept. 10 and 11 to explain the process...
One race in county for school board seats (08/09/05)
A total of 12 candidates have filed papers for positions on school boards for the five Plymouth County school districts. One district, Hinton Community, will have a contested race. Two at-large seats are up for election in the Hinton district, with incumbents Robert D. Held and Kenny J. Hoefling both filing papers for re-election. In addition, three other district residents are seeking the at-large seats. They are Bradley D. Held, Julie Vander Plas and Ed Vondrak, all of Hinton...
Bak places fifth at Motocross Nationals (08/09/05)
Twelve-year old Keegan Bak is keeping the family motocross tradition alive. Bak, the son of Dirk and Amy Bak of Hinton, followed in the footsteps of his father and his grandfather DeWayne Bak in placing fifth among approximately 120 competitors in the 65cc open 7-to-11 year old division at the National Motosport Association Grand National Championship July 24-30 in Ponca City, Okla...
Area athletes compete at Iowa Games (08/09/05)
Twenty-five Plymouth County athletes were among the more than 18,000 competitors at the 19th-annual Iowa Games July 22-24 in Ames. Ehi Oamen of Hinton, Iowa's Class 1A state champion in the high jump, was a triple-winner in track & field competition, winning the high jump, long jump and triple jump. ...
2A champs land four players on All-Tournament team (08/09/05)
The 2005 Class 2A State champion softball team was honored for its effort in Fort Dodge by having four Lady Westeners named to the All-Tournament team Friday night at Harlan Rogers Park. Senior pitcher Tarah Colt was named captain of the 2A All-Tournament team for her work both at the center of the diamond and at the plate. ...
LeRoy W. Bunkers (08/09/05)
LeRoy W. Bunkers, 87, of Remsen, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. LeRoy W. Bunkers was born June 10, 1918, at rural Remsen, the son of Joseph and Mary (Bohlke) Bunkers. LeRoy was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen. He was then employed with his parents in the operation of Bunkers Dairy in Remsen...
Raymond H. Tapper (08/09/05)
Raymond H. Tapper, 86, of Le Mars, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005. at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Raymond H. Tapper was born Oct. 7, 1918, in Akron, the son of John and Lillian (Kallsen) Tapper. Raymond was baptized in the Lutheran faith on Nov. ...
Lulu A. Keuck (08/09/05)
Lulu A. Kueck, 91, of Hawarden, and formerly of Sioux City, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Lulu was born April 10, 1914, near Hubbard, Neb., the daughter of Otto F. and Anna (Roost) Keuckk. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith...
Margaret E. Kennedy (08/09/05)
Margaret Kennedy of Le Mars, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars at the age of 101. The former Margaret Estelle Lite was born April 18, 1904 in Le Mars, the daughter of Charles and Anna (Dominic) Lite. Her mother died when Margaret was two years old and then she was raised by her paternal grandparents. ...
Now THAT's a garage sale (08/09/05)
Spring and summer are prime seasons for garage sales, times when people turn their yards or garages into thrift shops or flea markets. Garage sales serve a unique purpose in our economy, recycling clothing and other goods at a substantial discount, giving buyers a bargain and sellers some extra cash and extra room -- for more clothing and goods...
Making dreams come true, as well as history (08/09/05)
The Akron-Westfield softball team made history on Friday night, defeating top ranked Solon 9-2 in the Iowa Class 2A title game in Ft. Dodge. It was the first ever state softball title for the school, and the culmination of a decade of teamwork for six seniors on the squad...