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Stories from Thursday, July 12, 2007
Farmer's Market (07/12/07)
We need more workers, area development group says (07/12/07)
We need workers even more than we need new businesses, according to a local economic development planner. Gary Tucker, Plymouth County's director of economic development, told the county supervisors Tuesday that the region is headed into workforce shortage, especially quality workforce...
Huckabee touts conservative credentials in Le Mars campaign stop (07/12/07)
Mike Huckabee said that "deep down in my heart, I know (the country's) in trouble." "The folks in Washington seem to have forgotten that it's the people that we're working for," the Republican presidential hopeful told a crowd of 30 party activists, "and not the lobbyists."...
Pandemic flu plan prepares for worst-case scenario (07/12/07)
Each year in the U.S., 200,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 die from influenza or a complication. But a pandemic influenza outbreak could make those numbers seem tiny. That's why Plymouth County is coordinating with the state and nation to have a plan in place should an outbreak occur...
Merrill man sentenced in burglary (07/12/07)
A Merrill man was sentenced to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to an Alton burglary, Sioux County Attorney Coleman J. McAllister said Wednesday. Travis John Wollman, 19, pleaded guilty to burglary in the third degree and theft in the second degree (both class D felonies) for his role in the September 2005 break-in of the Sioux Golf and Country Club in Alton. The break-in resulted in a loss of $5,000 in cash and almost $4,000 in damages to the business...
Peters takes top honors at national dance finals (07/12/07)
Vegas, baby, Vegas! That's where Kym Peters spent her Fourth of July holidays. It might seem strange for a Le Mars Community High School sophomore to be spending time along the desert city's famous strip of lights but Peters was making sparks of a different sort at Las Vegas' Riviera Hotel and Casino July 2 -5...
'Dogs fall to East in wild finale (07/12/07)
A seventh-inning rally came short for the Le Mars Community baseball team as it dropped its regular season finale to Sioux City East 20-15 in non-conference baseball action Wednesday in Le Mars. The Bulldogs entered their final at-bat trailing by seven runs and managed to push two across, but left the bases loaded as Chris Bergquist grounded out to end the game...
Lady 'Dogs complete sweep of Braves (07/12/07)
Le Mars Community belted out 13 hits and built a 9-0 lead en route to a 10-4 win over Cherokee in a Lakes Conference softball season finale at Le Mars Wednesday night. The Lady Bulldogs were coming off a 16-hit performance in a 16-1 win over Sioux Center Tuesday and picked up where they left off in that win, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning...
2A No. 2 A-W clips Heelan to cap 31-2 regular season (07/12/07)
Class 2A No. 2-ranked Akron-Westfield turned in one final warm-up for the opening round of district playoffs by defeating Sioux City Heelan 3-1 in non-conference softball action Wednesday in Akron. The Lady Westerners scored single runs in the second, third and sixth innings to take a 3-0 lead, while pitcher Kayla Smith held Heelan in check until the top of the seventh...
Lady Jays head into playoffs hot (07/12/07)
Postseason play could not be arriving at a better time for the Gehlen Catholic softball team. The Lady Jays topped Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 6-3 on the road Wednesday to wrap the regular season and will now be riding a four-game win streak into Saturday's Class 1A district tournament opener against 12th-ranked Woodbury Central in Moville...
What is your most memorable summer vacation? (07/12/07)
"My trip to New York City two years ago."- Mary Sitzmann of Kingsley --- "Savannah, Georgia because it's a beautiful city and there's so much history." Ashley Holst of Le Mars --- "When I was a kid I rode with my cousin in a semi-truck from Dallas, TX to California, that's a vacation that stands out in my mind." Ike Rayford of Sioux City...
Russell R. McLarty (07/12/07)
Russell R. McLarty, 85, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Roger Kurtenbach will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery with military honors provided by Nash American Legion Post #140 of Kingsley. ...
Clarence 'Bud' Kasner (07/12/07)
Clarence "Bud" Kasner, 87, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007m at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen. Clarence Delmar Kasner was born June 21, 1920, in Kingsley, the son of Julius and Myrtle (Thompson) Kasner. He was raised near Kingsley and attended country school. ...
Harvey E. Nafe (07/12/07)
Harvey E. Nafe, 65, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Pierson, died Wednesday, July 11, 2007, at Houston, Texas. The Rohde -Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley is assisting Harvey's family with funeral arrangements.