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Stories from Friday, August 19, 2005

New 'Health Coach' joins Floyd Valley Hospital staff (08/19/05)
When Kris Hartje grew up in Storm Lake, everyone assumed she was going to be a great teacher and coach someday -- and for good reason. Her parents are both educators and her grandfather is a school principal. She even went to Morningside College, where she received a degree in physical education, as well as a degree in recreation management...
Economic development director: 'strategic planning is critical' (08/19/05)
With economic development in Plymouth County -- particularly in the southern portions of the county -- such a hot issue of late, economic development director Gary Tucker has submitted some suggestions for the Board of Supervisors to consider. Among his suggestions is a proposal to begin countywide strategic planning in the near future. Calling it one of the most important issues currently facing the county, Tucker said even planning out short-range goals would be a vast improvement...
Public hearings set for three city projects (08/19/05)
Three public hearings will be held for city projects on Sept. 6. Le Mars City Council set 12 p.m. Sept. 6 for a public hearing on plans and cost estimate for 2005 SW Sanitary Sewer Extension Project. McClure Engineering has prepared preliminary plans to extend sanitary sewer gravity main along Highway 75 to the new First National Bank location then across the Highway through a number of areas. ...
Always a welcoming smile (08/19/05)
Wal-Mart has used the term "Always" as a part of their advertising for years. It usually meant low prices or an exceptional surplus of merchandise. But for some, "always" means something a little extra: A welcoming smile from a friendly face as you enter the store and a warm and grateful goodbye as you depart...
In Camp With: Remsen-Union (08/19/05)
Two years ago Remsen-Union hit a low point, suffering through an 0-9 football campaign. The Rockets made the move from Class A to eight-man in 2004 and and the result was a respectable 6-3 record. Now, in year two of eight-man R-U is hoping to continue the upward swing and contend with district heavyweights like defending state champion Remsen St. Mary's and Aurelia...
County government too quick to shut the door on openness (08/19/05)
At its most recent meeting, the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors spent more than an hour in two separate closed sessions. In both cases, the reason given for the closed sessions was "threatened or pending litigation." Unfortunately, Chapter 21 of the Iowa Code allows governmental bodies to enter closed sessions in these matters only if litigation is presently taking place or is imminent. ...