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Stories from Thursday, July 5, 2007

Staver brothers share message of freedom on Independence Day (07/05/07)
Braving the scorching sun, hundreds of locals turned out to the Plymouth County Veterans Memorial Park in Le Mars for the annual 4th of July program to hear several prominent speakers. In honor of America's birthday and the 231st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the ceremony had, quite naturally, a very patriotic feel as the orators spoke of the founders and their vision of freedom for the country over two centuries ago, the sacrifices that have and will be made by the men and women in uniform, and of the optimism for brighter future for the country. ...
One Man's Journey into Art (07/05/07)
Jack Terrell is tickled by one thought. "When I have my artist's reception, I'd love to see all of my biker friends in attendance," he smiles. "And I'd love to see the parking lot of the Le Mars Arts Center ?lled with a whole lotta bikes." The wily Whiting native lets out a dry chuckle...
City manager refutes possible CAT funds loss due to delays (07/05/07)
Responding to community concerns on the delay in completing the recreational trail and the possibility of losing Community Attractions and Tourism (CAT) grant funds for the project, City Manager Scott Langel Tuesday said no dollars will be lost. Langel emphasized to city council members that "not everything gets done within the time frame" and that planned schedules can often fall victim to priority projects...
Council OKs salary hikes for city administrator, finance director (07/05/07)
Le Mars City Council members Tuesday agreed on pay increases for the top two city employees, Scott Langel, city administrator and Bill Cole, finance director, following executive session performance reviews of both employees. Langel, who also serves as city engineer and currently receiving an annual salary of $110,000 received a 3.5 percent increase to boost his salary to $113,850. Cole, presently at the $75,000 level, was given a 4 percent increase in annual salary putting him at $78,000...
More signs for the bypass? (07/05/07)
Le Mars City Council members took a look at the price tag of additional bypass signage directing travelers into Le Mars but don't have a final decision yet. The council discussed existing signs on the bypass, Le Mars welcome signs, attraction signs and the possibility of shared city/county signs...
Fair demolition derby signup is Friday night (07/05/07)
Sign-up for the 2007 Plymouth County Fair Demolition Derby will be held this Friday, July 6, at Hugo's in Le Mars from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There is a 26-car limit in each class: Welded, Non-welded and front wheer drive small car. Entry fee is $50 per car...
Bulldogs win, lose in seventh (07/05/07)
One night after scoring a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Sheldon, the Le Mars Community baseball team fell victim to the same fate in a 6-5 loss to Emmetsburg Tuesday on the road in Lakes Conference play. The Bulldogs led the E-Hawks 5-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh, but gave up four runs on two hits, two hit batters, one walk and a fielder's choice to lose by a run...
2A No. 2 A-W closing on another WEC title (07/05/07)
Akron-Westfield moved to within a game of clinching at least a tie for its fifth consecutive War Eagle Conference title by slugging Spalding Catholic 10-0 in six innings Tuesday at home. The Class 2A No. 2-ranked Lady Westerners have won four consecutive undisputed WEC titles, but head into their final game Thursday against West Sioux tied with Class 3A No. 4-ranked Sergeant Bluff-Luton...
Grand slam gives MVAO edge in win over K-P (07/05/07)
A fourth-inning grand slam turned a one-run game into a rout as Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto defeated Kingsley-Pierson 10-3 in the third-place game of the Maple Valley Conference tournament Tuesday in Sloan. The Panthers trailed all game long, but were down just 3-2 through three innings when the Rams broke the game open. The fourth-inning grand slam put MVAO in front 7-2 and it was all over but the final score from that point, said K-P coach Dean Harpenau...
Lady Jays flawless in 15-2 win over Falcons (07/05/07)
Gehlen Catholic finished the War Eagle Conference softball season on a high note Tuesday, thumping West Sioux 15-2 in Ireton. The 13-run margin of victory was the largest for the Lady Jays this season and it was the team's all-around best game, according to coach Patty Hatting...
Bertha L. Hathaway (07/05/07)
MILES CITY, Mont. -- And the dear Lord said, "Come follow me." Bertha L. Hathaway, after a brief illness, followed the Lord on Monday, July 2, 2007, with all her children present at her side, in Miles City, Mont., at the age of 89. Mrs. Hathaway was born Aug. ...
Randy L. Hope (07/05/07)
Randy L. Hope, 44, of Rapid City, S.D., and formerly of the Alcester, S.D., and Akron area, died Wednesday, July 4, 2007 in Fort Collins, Colo. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home, Schroeder Chapel of Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Geraldine A. Kelso (07/05/07)
Geraldine A. "Gerry" (Spies) Kelso, 85, of Hinton, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hinton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Peg Ellingson officiating. Burial will be in Floyd Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday), with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City...
James D. Matheny Jr. (07/05/07)
ames D. Matheny Jr. James D. Matheny Jr., age 36, of Le Mars, formerly of Topeka, Kan., died Sunday, July 1, 2007, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Seney. James was born to Caroline and James Matheny on July 5, 1970. He married Carrie Foreman in August 1992. Two children, James III and Cheyenne, were born from that union. In October 2002 he married Wendy Golladay, and one son, Kaleb, was born from that union...
Evelyn Pecks (07/05/07)
Evelyn Pecks, 84, of Le Mars, died Monday, July 2, 2007, at Good Samaritan Village (Brentwood Center) of Le Mars. Evelyn Delores Pecks was born on July 28, 1922 in Sioux City, the daughter of Ernest and Anna (Jesperson) Lund. She was baptized at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Sioux City and confirmed there on April 14, 1935. Evelyn attended school in Sioux City later graduating from East High School...