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Stories from Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Yogurt brings Kristi Yamaguchi to Le Mars (03/13/07)
World championship skater Kristi Yamaguchi visited Le Mars on Monday to kick off a yogurt promotion. Wells' Dairy hired Yamaguchi to help promote Blue Bunny's® new Lite 85® Superfruit™ yogurt. To launch the promotion, Wells' Dairy invited Yamaguchi to the Wells' Dairy Corporate Center in Le Mars and the yogurt plant in Omaha, Neb., on March 12 to meet with employees and gain a better understanding of the Blue Bunny brand...
Le Mars woman goes for the yuks, trying out for reality TV show (03/13/07)
Andy Warhol once said that, in the future, everybody will get their "fifteen minutes of fame." Diana Rader hopes her clock will start ticking on a tiny stage in a comedy club in the middle of downtown Minneapolis later this month. "I've been asked to audition during an open-casting call for NBC's 'Last Comic Standing,'" the Le Mars woman exclaims, "and I can't wait!"...
County swims against negative job growth trend (03/13/07)
All around the region, counties saw employment numbers take a tumble from 2000 to 2006. In Iowa, 51 rural counties faced job losses in those years. Not Plymouth County. In the last six years, Plymouth County recorded job gains of 6.5 percent. The numbers come from the annual report for Region 12, which includes Cherokee, Ida, Monona, Plymouth and Woodbury counties...
Liquid feed mill planned north of Merrill (03/13/07)
A plant that would produce 55,000 tons of liquid cattle feed supplement and create nine jobs is looking to build north of Merrill. Agra Holdings, the largest supplier of feedlot supplement in the U.S., got approval on their plans to build the $3.5 million plant from the county zoning and adjustment boards on Monday...
Hemmingsen faces up to 35 years in prison (03/13/07)
In a plea agreement that dealt with 11 different criminal matters, 19-year-old Nathan Hemmingsen accepted guilt for two felony charges and was sentenced to up to 35 years in prison. Hemmingsen, of Akron, signed the agreement last Thursday, March 9, pleading guilty to conspiracy to manufacture more than five grams of methamphetamine and felony eluding for leading police on a high speed chase through Le Mars...
Residents could share cost of tree removal (03/13/07)
City council members Tuesday asked City Administrator Scott Langel to look into possible property owner assistance in funding additional tree-clean-up of the Goose Creek area. Langel told the council at last week's session that removal of trees seen as adding impediment and debris along the creek area has now been complete, but that some property owners have indicated their desire for removal of 100 percent of the trees on what is believed to be railroad-owned property...
Downed power line affects 625 customers (03/13/07)
A power outage Saturday afternoon left 625 customers in Le Mars in the dark for about an hour. The power near Business 75 and Second Street Southwest went on the blink at 4:55 p.m. on March 10 and stayed out until 5:43 p.m. due to a primary power line down in an alley, according to MidAmerican Energy representative Mark Reinders...
Bulldog bowlers bring home state title (03/13/07)
For a split second Saturday at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines, everything seemed to be unraveling for the Le Mars Community boys bowling team. After blowing away the competition through two regular games and five Baker games with a season-best 3134, Le Mars trailed Denison-Schleswig 179-160 through one game of a two-game roll-off for the Class 1A state championship...
Frances Hansen (03/13/07)
Frances Hansen, 87, of Remsen, died today (Tuesday), March 13, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Village of Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Noel Morton (03/13/07)
Noel Morton, 61, of Le Mars, died Monday, March 12, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.