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Stories from Monday, March 26, 2007

According to Allen, tending one's garden is therapeutic, even spiritual (03/26/07)
Fastidiously emptying a packet she stores inside the sleeve of an old photo album, Lois Allen gingerly removes a solitary seed with the aid of a pair of surgical clamps. Using a piece of parchment that originally separated bacon as her template, she methodically drops the seed into a pot of dirt sitting on her kitchen counter...
Northey shares optimism about Iowa agriculture (03/26/07)
Things are looking good for Iowa agriculture, the state's new Secretary of Agriculture said Thursday. Bill Northey praised Iowa's agriculture industry while speaking at the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce 13th Annual Agri-Business luncheon, which was held at the Le Mars Convention Center...
Underdog presidential hopeful Huckabee says race is up to Iowans (03/26/07)
Quite frankly, Mike Huckabee faces some tall odds in his quest to become president in 2008. But Huckabee, a Republican who served as Arkansas' governor for 10 and a half years, has faced long shots before. During a visit to Le Mars on Saturday, the ordained Baptist minister shared about growing up in a family that struggled to have two nickels to rub together. He was the first male in his family's history to graduate from high school...
Council votes to deny Mangerson grievance (03/26/07)
Le Mars City Council members, following a fact-finding hearing Tuesday denied the grievance filed by Mary Ann Mangerson, former city waste water operator/lab technician. Mangerson, a seven-year city employee, has alleged in a grievance filed Feb. 27, that her job was terminated as the result of staff reductions at the treatment facility...
Cigarette tax hike fuels quitters, cuts business (03/26/07)
Chassidy Rann, a student at Le Mars Beauty College, quit smoking last Thursday. Part of the reason was a letter her 10-year-old sister sent her, signed by all her elementary school classmates, asking Rann to quit. But another part of it was the $1 cigarette tax increase that went into effect a week and a half ago...
Bulldogs shine at Midwest Indoor (03/26/07)
Even without Caleb Van Otterloo, the Le Mars Community boys track team turned in the area's top showing at the Norm Herren Midwest Track and Field Invite Saturday at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. The Bulldogs won three events and had a total of 11 top 10 finishes while competing against schools from Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa...
Lawrence Brady (03/26/07)
Lawrence Brady, 81, of Marcus, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at his home in Marcus. Raymond Lawrence Brady was born June 5, 1925, near Marcus, the son of John and Anna Curtin Brady. He attended country school near his home and later graduated from Holy Name School in 1944. Following his education Lawrence assisted his family with farming...
Dr. Robert M. Drennen (03/26/07)
Dr. Robert M. Drennen, 78, of Le Mars, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Robert's family with funeral arrangements. Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
George H. Ludwigs (03/26/07)
George H. Ludwigs, 93, of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. George Henry Ludwigs was born Sept. 9, 1913, near Struble. He was baptized Sept. 28, 1913, and confirmed on April 10, 1927, at Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township) near Le Mars. George attended country school near his home and helped his family on the farm. He was instrumental in raising his siblings as well as day-to-day operations with farming...
Archie Port Jr. (03/26/07)
Archie Port Jr., 40, of North English, died Thursday, March 22, 2007 at his home. Archie Dean Port Jr. was born Nov. 18, 1966, in Le Mars, the son of Archie Sr. and Kathy (Rieken) Port. He was raised in Seney and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. He received his education in the Le Mars Community School District...
Harold D. Ruba (03/26/07)
Harold D. Ruba, 83, of Remsen, died Friday, March 23, 2007, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Harold D. Ruba was born May 4, 1923, at Remsen, the son of Nick & Kate (Loutsch) Ruba. Harold was raised and educated in the Remsen area. He was engaged in farming with his brother Roman in the Remsen and Marcus area until April of 1985 when they retired and moved into Remsen. He has been a resident of the Happy Siesta Health Care Center since Nov. 23, 2006...