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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stories from Friday, June 22, 2007

Mannequins offer plenty of personality to couple's yard (06/22/07)
Marty and Ardi Sailer's 'hired hands,' Vern, Ethel, Wilbur, Gramps, Esther and Earl have multiple personalities. In fact, they are so unique and distinct that they are often prone to change every few weeks. Admittedly though, the rural Hinton couple, who live on county road K-49 south of Le Mars, are completely responsible for the personality changes and they delight in making their 'hired hands,' which are homemade mannequins, depict different scenes depending on what season, holiday or event is happening at the point in time.. ...
Le Mars Highway 75 bypass project is now complete (06/22/07)
"Forgive me for quoting the 1980's television show, 'The A-Team,'" smiled Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Neal Adler, "but don't you just love it when a plan comes together." For Adler and many of the dignitaries in attendance, Thursday morning's ribbon-cutting for the final leg of the Le Mars Highway 75 Bypass project was a long time in coming...
Janssen hired as LCS assistant supt. of operations (06/22/07)
A Webster City Community Schools middle school associate principal/athletic director (5-8) has been hired as the assistant superintendent of operations for Le Mars Community Schools. A contract for Gary Janssen was approved by the LCS board of education at their June 11 meeting. He will replace Rick Kentfield, who resigned the position in May...
Akron looks at annexing biodiesel plant (06/22/07)
Akron is tossing around the idea of reaching down and annexing the planned biodiesel plant south of town. On Tuesday the city council put the possible annexation on their agenda to get public input and start a discussion. "We're studying the ramifications of annexing the plant and how best to put together a program," Mayor Harold Higman, Jr. said on Thursday...
Businesses bank on reputation, signs to pull in traffic (06/22/07)
After 58 years of being open, Bob's Drive In will no longer see the Highway 75 drive-by traffic. Neither will a number of other restaurants, visitor stops and gas stations that populate the road formerly known as Highway 75. With the full Highway 75 bypass open, the DOT projects that more 6,000 cars a day will zip along the outskirts of town, rather than right by colorful storefronts...
R-U third, K-P fifth at Ida Grove tourney (06/22/07)
Remsen-Union and Kingsley-Pierson wrapped up play in the Battle Creek/Ida Grove softball tournament Thursday by pulling out wins to finish third and fifth, respectively. The Lady Rockets bounced back from a 6-3 loss to host BCIG in the semifinal round to defeat West Monona 7-3 in the third-place game Thursday night...
Hawks hammer rival Spalding (06/22/07)
Eric Bohnenkamp threw five innings of three-hit ball and picked up plenty of offensive support as the Remsen St. Mary's baseball team clubbed rival Spalding Catholic 11-0 Thursday in War Eagle Conference play at Marv Thelen Memorial Field. The Hawks have now won eight straight in the conference after an 0-4 start, running their record to 8-4 in the WEC and 13-5 overall...
Jays avenge earlier loss to Unity Christian (06/22/07)
The Class 1A No. 6-ranked Gehlen Catholic baseball team avenged one of two War Eagle Conference losses by defeating Unity Christian 6-1 Thursday at the Riverview Complex in Le Mars. The Knights beat the Jays 13-6 in the first meeting between the clubs May 31 in Orange City, but were shut out until the seventh inning Thursday by Taylor Smith. Smith tossed all seven innings, allowing one run on seven hits with one walk and one strikeout...
3A No. 5 SBL ends A-W's War Eagle win streak (06/22/07)
Class 3A No. 5-ranked Sergeant Bluff-Luton did what no other club had been able to do since the summer of 2002 Thursday night - beat the Akron-Westfield softball team in a War Eagle Conference game. The Class 1A No. 1-ranked Lady Westerners' 85-game conference win streak came to a close in front of a home crowd Thursday with a 3-2 loss to the Warriorettes...
William G. Snyder (06/22/07)
William Gregg Snyder, 91, of Alton, died Thursday, June 21, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Earnest - Rohde Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting William's family with funeral arrangements.
Terry T. Thorp (06/22/07)
Terry T. Thorp, 61, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 18, 2007 at his home in Le Mars. A Memorial Service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Burial will occur at a later date. Lunch and fellowship will follow the service at the Mauer - Johnson Family Gathering Room. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and will continue until service time. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Max W. Clark (06/22/07)
Max W. Clark, 71, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Max William Clark was born April 15, 1936, in Kingsley, the son of Ivan and Velma (Crom) Clark. He was raised in Kingsley and graduated from Kingsley High School in 1954. ...
Oliva E. Muir (06/22/07)
Oliva E. Muir, 91, of St. Louis, Mo., and formerly of Le Mars, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at the Mary Culver House in Kirkwood, Mo. Oliva Elizabeth Muir was born Aug. 14, 1915 in Le Mars, Iowa, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Mairose) Heissel. She attended St. Joseph's Catholic School in Le Mars...
Terry T. Thorp (06/22/07)
Terry T. Thorp, 61, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 18, 2007 at his home in Le Mars. Terry Taylor Thorp was born Feb.14, 1945, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the son of Donald Dwayne and Beverly Ruby (Mathews) Thorp. He was raised in Sioux City, and graduated from Leeds High School. ...