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Stories from Friday, March 30, 2007

Sheriff's department dogs receive bulletproof vests (03/30/07)
Cara Beelner has always described herself as being a "dog nut." "A dog AND a horse nut, actually," she corrects. "I just love animals, I guess." Little did she know but the Remsen woman would soon be taking a very "vested interest" in two dogs in particularly: Sable and Jugger, the furriest members of the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department...
Iowa's roads need $200 million shot in the arm, officials say (03/30/07)
Transportation officials say the cost of Iowa's public road system has skyrocketed and they need at least $200 million more a year to keep up. Generating that $200 million could mean increasing fuel tax or registration fees, upping the cost of licenses or charging tolls on certain bridges or portions of roads...
Ludwig family wins Sitzmann Scholarship (03/30/07)
A $1,218 scholarship recognizing service and commitment to Gehlen Catholic School was awarded to the Joe and Donna Ludwig family on Wednesday. All five of their children attend Gehlen. The award is part of the third annual Betty Sitzmann Scholarship and Raffle, which was created to honor the memory of Sitzmann's service. Sitzmann's sisters Gail and Diane Schwarz helped select this year's winner...
April Fools' Day is a day full of laughter and history (03/30/07)
When it comes to April Fools' Day, Janice Stillman calls herself the "World's Biggest Patsy." "I'm always getting suckered," Stillman, the editor-in-chief of the Old Farmer's Almanac, confesses. "I guess I'm too gullible." Or maybe she just isn't vigilant enough...
Council gives go-ahead to 2007 waterline extensions (03/30/07)
Six waterline extensions will "set the stage" for future growth at the three Le Mars Highway 75 Bypass interchanges, according to City Administrator Scott Langel. The city council gave their support to the extensions, which come with a $280,913 price tag and will also provide looped water service to their respective areas, at their March 13 meeting. ...
A-W girls open golf season at EP-J (03/30/07)
The Akron-Westfield girls golf team got an early jump to the 2007 spring season by competing at the Husky Invitational hosted by Elk Point-Jefferson Thursday at the Elk Point Country Club. The Lady Westerners shot a team 506 in their season debut, ranking seventh among nine teams competing...
Adolofo J. Higuerarocha (03/30/07)
Adolofo J. Higuerarocha, 42, of Le Mars died suddenly Thursday, March 29, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Paul and Marlene Pick (03/30/07)
Paul and Marlene Pick of Remsen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, March 31, 2007, with a 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. Their children will host a private dinner for family and friends following Mass at the Golden Pheasant...