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Stories from Friday, September 9, 2005

E85: Is it right for your car? (09/09/05)
The Farmers' Cooperative gas station in Hinton has set itself apart as the largest retailer of E85 fuel in Iowa. That's big news, depending upon your perspective. "In the whole scheme of things, it's not that big of a deal. On any given day, we sell about 8,000 gallons of fuel -- diesel, gasoline and E85 --and about 2,000-3,000 of that is gas," Roger Price, manager of the Farmers' Cooperative said. "Of that, about 300 gallons is E85. So, it's a lot to me, but probably not a lot to you."...
Le Mars will feel effects of Hurricane Katrina (09/09/05)
The effects of Hurricane Katrina will ripple all the way to Iowa, from rising material and fuel costs to offers of aid and shelter. City administrator/engineer Scott Langel told members of the Le Mars City Council on Tuesday that there may be a significant price hike for some construction materials for projects underway and planned. Fuel prices have already jumped, and prices for petroleum-based products such at PVC pipe also are likely to increase, thus increasing construction bids and costs...
Le Mars group return from a Siberian adventure (09/09/05)
How did you spend your summer vacation? How about hopping on a plane, flying halfway around the world, taking a train for an additional fifteen hours, only to find yourself smack dab in the middle of Siberia? Time to look for another travel agent? Quite possibly...
County to explore strategic planning (09/09/05)
If there is enough support within the county and county government, Plymouth County Supervisors would like to do more long-range strategic planning in the future. "This isn't something that we can do if only one person wants it," Chairman C. Gordon Greene said. "I think it's something that we really should be looking at, though."...
Airport runway repairs to be done (09/09/05)
Le Mars City Council this week adopted plans, specifications, form of contract and cost estimate for the 2005 Le Mars Municipal Airport Runway 18/36 - Crack Sealing and Patching. Action was taken following a public hearing. McClure Engineering has prepared final plans. Bid letting will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 16 with council award on Sept. 20. Construction is to begin about Oct. 15 and be complete about Nov. 4...
Saving the snapper (09/09/05)
You never know what you'll find on the side of the road. Daryl Schulz, Jr., of Le Mars, found that out when he discovered a nest of snapping turtle eggs left behind by their mother. "I was out in the country, driving on a gravel road, when I came across this snapping turtle getting ready to bury her eggs," Schulz recalls. "I watch this for about ten minutes and then drove away."...
A-W downs SBL after slow start (09/09/05)
The Akron-Westfield volleyball team was slow out of the blocks against Sgt. Bluff-Luton Thursday in Akron as the Warriorettes took game one and nearly won game two. The Lady Westerners recovered from the slow start, however, to win the final three games and improve to 2-0 in the War Eagle Conference...
Lady Rockets earn split in MVC triangular (09/09/05)
The Remsen-Union volleyball team snapped a three-game conference skid to earn its first Maple Valley win of the season Thursday, topping Woodbury Central in a league triangular in Remsen. R-U started the night against River Valley and suffered its third consecutive MVC loss to start the season as the Wolverines took the match in four games, 25-22, 25-19, 20-25, 25-22...
Spalding no problem for No. 5 Hinton (09/09/05)
Class 2A No. 5-ranked Hinton wasted no time in picking up its second War Eagle Conference win of the season, sweeping visiting Spalding Catholic Thursday. The Blackhawks dominated game one 25-13 and gained momentum from there, posting wins of 25-9 and 25-12 in games two and three to close out the visiting Spartans. ...
Robert G. Kirgan Jr. (09/09/05)
Robert G. IKirgan Jr., 46, of rural Hinton, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hawkeye Club, 420 Jones St., Sioux City. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel...
Catherine M. Ogren (09/09/05)
Catherine Mary Ogren, 87, of Marcus, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at her residence after an extended illness. Catherine was born Sept. 20, 1917, in Marcus, the daughter of Alfred and Aramita (Peavey) Pitts. After graduating from high school, Catherine attended Iowa Teachers' College in Cedar Falls before teaching four and half years at the Tilden #2 Rural School in Cherokee County. ...
Better now than later (09/09/05)
The official word was given this week from the Le Mars City Council that we will not be having a college in town again. Well, let's just say the American College of Pharmacy, Westmar University Inc., won't be opening anytime soon. Letters between the city attorney and attorneys representing Bob Shire who proposed establishing the pharmacy college on the former Westmar campus were presented to the Le Mars City Council this week. ...