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Stories from Thursday, May 24, 2007

Coming home to Le Mars after 65 years (05/24/07)
A lot of things have changed in Le Mars in the last 65 years. Keith Kendall discovered that when he returned to his hometown Tuesday for only the second time since 1942. "I was born in Le Mars in 1920," says the still spry 87-year-old. "Dad was a painter and a paper hanger. And mom? She kept the family together. They raised nine kids: seven girls and two boys."...
Going wireless: ChangeN how we R communic8N? (05/24/07)
In the first three months of 2007, Verizon Wireless customers sent 22.3 billion text messages from their cell phones, more than double the number they sent in those same months just a year ago. Facebook, an online social networking site that lets people post pictures, write comments or notes to each other, and tell about themselves, draws in 100,000 new users each day...
11th annual Relay For Life touches lives (05/24/07)
The 11th annual American Cancer Society Plymouth County Relay For Life is set for Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in Le Mars beginning at 6 p.m. Friday and ending at 8 a.m. Saturday. The location is a change from the planned Jim Lorenzen Field due to the street construction project around the football field and track...
Le Mars athletes bring home the 'gold' from Special Olympics (05/24/07)
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt." -- Special Olympics Oath. More than 2,800 Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) athletes competed in the 39th annual Special Olympics state games held on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, May 17-19...
Fend off summer boredom with Le Mars area youth activities (05/24/07)
Your kids are only a week into summer vacation and the exuberant smiles and excitement of being done with school are quickly being replaced with eye-rolls, sighs and the inevitable utterance of "I'm bored." In an effort to keep the Le Mars area youth's summer active and exciting, I've taken it upon myself to uncover the opportunities in Le Mars that will entertain your child all summer long...
RSM baseball off to 2-0 start (05/24/07)
Louis Pick is having a pretty good spring. The Remsen St. Mary's junior cleared a career-best 6-foot-4 to place sixth in the Class 1A high jump at the state track meet over the weekend and hasn't missed a beat in making the switch to baseball. Pick had a home run in the Hawks' season-opening 5-2 win over Alta Monday and stayed hot Tuesday with two triples and six RBIs in a 17-5 six-inning road win over Storm Lake St. Mary's...
Bulldogs play 10th-ranked North Stars to 3-3 draw (05/24/07)
It wasn't a win, but Le Mars Community baseball coach Trent Eckstaine will take it. The Bulldogs bounced back from a 4-1 loss to Denison-Schleswig in their season opener Monday by playing Class 4A No. 10-ranked Sioux City North to a 3-3 draw Tuesday in Sioux City. The game was called after nine innings because of darkness...
Evelyn Bullington (05/24/07)
RURAL LE MARS, IOWA - Evelyn Bullington, 86, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Union Township, Plymouth County, Iowa, died Monday, April 23, 2007, at a local hospital in Mesa, Ariz. Evelyn Bernice Mc Cain was born on March 13, 1921, in Anthon, Iowa, the daughter of William and Doretta Mc Cain. ...