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Stories from Friday, July 14, 2006

Celebration Iowa 2006 (07/14/06)
The Celebration Iowa Singers and Jazz Band performed in Le Mars Thursday evening at the Le Mars Community Middle School Auditorium after threatening weather moved the event from the outdoor Olson Cultural Event Center. Danika Portz of Remsen (center) a member of the singers, gives it her all during the set "There's No Place Like Home," featuring songs from "The Wizard of Oz," "Wiz" and Wicked." Portz portrayed Dorothy and added red ruby shoes to her costume. ...
Writing an economic road map: county may seek outside help (07/14/06)
With the proposed Merrill golf course development and three potential ethanol plants on the horizon for Plymouth County, the county board of supervisors is just beginning to hear the wave of requests for economic development assistance. However, they've already realized that, for the county to ride that wave rather than be hit by it, they need to create a plan of action...
Le Mars teen qualifies for National Bowling Tournament (07/14/06)
Gage Crosgrove, son of Alex and Ann Crosgrove of Le Mars, will be heading to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. July 17 as the first youth league bowler from Sweet 16 Lanes of Le Mars to compete in the National Pepsi Youth Bowling Championships. Barely a freshman in high school, 15-year-old Crosgrove has knocked down enough pins in his five years of bowling to qualify to compete at the national level. ...
Lost treasures in a plastic pool. Can you dig it? (07/14/06)
On Wednesday, July 12, approximately 51 intrepid young archeologists set forth on a mission of a lifetime. Their goal? To uncover the lost artifacts hidden inside an inflatable plastic pool filled with sand, conveniently located in the basement of United Methodist Church of Le Mars...
Iowa Eagles clubs raises over $129,000 for diabetes (07/14/06)
Jim Burnett knows the importance of diabetes research and education first hand. His son was diagnosed with the disease when he was only five-years-old. "That's why it was so gratifying for the Eagles to have chosen to support diabetes," says Burnett, past-president of both the Le Mars Eagles Club and the Iowa State Eagles...
Pokela faces additional S.D. charges (07/14/06)
With his trial for charges of third degree sexual abuse slated for this month in Plymouth County, Loren Pokela, 20, of Barron, Wi. was taken to South Dakota to answer to a drug-related warrant that had been out for his arrest since the beginning of this year...
Marathon girl makes racing history (07/14/06)
Madison Bach is not your run-of-the-mill marathoner. It's true the girl's got plenty of drive, a surplus of determination, and the need for speed. She'd just rather talk about her goals for the third grade than her race for marathon glory. At age eight-and-a-half, this aspiring Jackee Joyner-Kersee is the youngest person ever to participate in Utica, New York's legendary Boilermaker 15K Marathon in its 29 year history...
Bomb threat trial delayed (07/14/06)
The trial for a local student charged with making a bomb threat at Le Mars Community Schools has been delayed until October. Previously slated for September, the trial of Zachary John Ruhland, 18, of rural Hinton is now set for Oct. 3 at 9 a.m. Ruhland faces charges of making a false report of an explosive on May 5...
North stops Lady Bulldogs, 6-2 (07/14/06)
The Le Mars Community softball team finished off the regular season on the road Thursday night, falling 6-2 at Sioux City North. The Lady Bulldogs scored in their first at-bat as Alyssa Louison reached on a bunt single, stole second and moved to third on an Emily TeBrink sacrifice. Louison then came home on an infield error to give Le Mars a 1-0 advantage...
Jays pull upset over No. 5 St. Mary's (07/14/06)
Gehlen Catholic defied the odds Thursday night, pulling off a stunning 5-1 win over Class 1A No. 5-ranked Remsen St. Mary's in a District Playoff semifinal baseball clash at Riverview Complex in Le Mars. The win came following three regular season matchups between the teams in which St. ...
Lady Rockets overcome 4-0 deficit to top Whiting (07/14/06)
Remsen-Union recovered from a slow night offensively at Paullina Wednesday to pick up a 5-4 win over Whiting in a Maple Valley Conference season finale Thursday in Remsen. The Lady Rockets faced a 4-0 deficit after the first inning as Whiting took advantage of R-U errors in jumping ahead...
Fred Coffelt (07/14/06)
HAWARDEN -- Fred Coffelt, 55, of HAWARDEN, died Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at his residence following a lengthy battle with cancer. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church n Hawarden with the Rev. Todd Bunge officiating. burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the HAWARDEN American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. ...
Ann Plate (07/14/06)
Ann Plate, 59, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City following a lengthy illness. Olive Ann Goodwin was born March 31, 1947, in Cherokee, the daughter of Wesley and Irene (Stoneking) Goodwin. She was raised in Sioux City and attended Central High School. ...