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Stories from Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Local archaeologist to display discoveries in county museum (07/18/07)
Paul Williams has spent nearly four decades working passionately to preserve the past so that future generations can appreciate and study it. By this fall, the rural Hinton man hopes to have some of his life's work and discoveries on public display in an exhibit at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars...
Congressional delegation weighs in on Nicholson resignation (07/18/07)
Iowa's Congressional delegation was quick to weigh in on the news of the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson. "The department of Veterans Affairs has provided veterans across the country with top quality care," Sen. Charles Grassley said. "And, during Secretary Nicholson's tenure, the department has had to deal with many new challenges as more soldiers return from their service in the War on Terror and has had to continue to evolve to meet these challenges."...
Nicholson abruptly resigns VA Secretary post (07/18/07)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Veterans Affairs Secretary and Struble native Jim Nicholson abruptly resigned Tuesday after months of the Bush administration struggling to defend charges of shoddy treatment for veterans injured in the Iraq war. Nicholson, a former Republican National Committee chairman and a Vietnam veteran, was picked by President Bush to head the Veterans Affairs Department in 2005...
Advisory group maintains role in Hotel/Motel Tax awards (07/18/07)
Members of the Le Mars City Council, following considerable discussion and comments from Hotel/Motel Tax Advisory Committee members, voted Tuesday to continue the advisory group's present fund application process. Members also appointed Councilman Rex Knapp as the council's representative on the committee filling the position allotted for a city convention center representative on the seven-member board...
Merrill readies for weekend Pioneer Days (07/18/07)
Activities and fun for ages one to 101 are slated for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday as part of Merrill's 2007 Pioneer Days. Carol Vanderloo, an active volunteer helping to organize the weekend festivities in Merrill, says the message for the upcoming festival will be "the old time days" and there are plenty of unique ways for celebration seekers to get involved and enjoy the warm July weather...
Plymouth County 'Garden Fare' offered July 24 at Round Barn (07/18/07)
The Round Barn on the Plymouth County Fairgrounds will be the site for a special program, "Plymouth County Garden Fare" on Wednesday, July 25, the first day of the Plymouth County Fair. The Floyd Valley Federated Garden Club in cooperation with the Kingsley Home and Federated Garden Club, the Plymouth County Fair Flower Gardens Committee, and the Plymouth County Extension and Master Gardeners have prepared a fun and educational day of garden activities for fairgoers and gardening enthusiasts...
St. Mary's back at state after 21 years (07/18/07)
Temperatures may have been pushing 100 degrees Tuesday at the Riverview Complex, but don't worry Remsen St. Mary's fan - the wave of blue and white flooding the field at game's end was no mirage. After over two decades of watching from the sidelines come late July, the 10th-ranked Hawks earned their first state berth since 1985 by knocking off Kingsley-Pierson 16-2 in five innings of a Class 1A substate showdown at Le Mars...
Second-ranked A-W powers past Hinton (07/18/07)
Second-ranked Akron-Westfield moved one step closer to earning its fifth consecutive state tournament berth by defeating Hinton 15-6 in a Class 2A softball district final Tuesday in Akron. The Lady Westerners managed to mask an uncharacteristically sloppy night on defense by banging out 16 hits off Hinton pitchers Shelby Birocci and Shawnee Miller...
Emma Jewel Nielsen (07/18/07)
Emma Jewel Nielsen of Paullina, died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at the Paullina Care Center in Paullina, reaching the age of 91 years, 11 months and 27 days. Emma Jewel Nielsen, the daughter of Harvey and Emily (Myers) Godwin was born July 18, 1915, in Nemaha. ...
Molly and Justin Kuhn (07/18/07)
Molly Ryan and Justin Kuhn of Coralville were united in marriage June 2, 2007, at Kent Park in Tiffin, in a 3:30 p.m. double ring ceremony. Molly is the daughter of Dan and Michelle Ryan of Le Mars. Justin is the son of Mike and Kathy Kuhn of Cascade and Don and Carol Bates of Winchester, Wis...
Wiener-Verrips (07/18/07)
Pat Wiener of Rock Rapids and Jim Verrips of Sheldon announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will be married on July 28, 2007, at Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon. The bride-to-be, the daughter of the late Albert and Elda Wiener, is employed at Central Lyon Community Schools. The bridegroom-to-be, the son of Ervin and Darlene Verrips, is employed at Lems Auto Recyclers in Doon...
Smith-Kutz (07/18/07)
Shelli Smith and Alex Kutz of Manhattan, Kan., announce their approaching marriage. The couple is planning a 2 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 20, 2007, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sac City. A reception will follow at King's Pointe Waterpark Resort in Storm Lake...
Smith-Korver (07/18/07)
Allan and Peggy Smith of Merrill announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Janora Smith of Orange City to Brad Korver of Alton, son of Don and Marilyn Korver. The couple is planning a Sept. 29, 2007, ceremony at 5 p.m. at Merrill Melbourne United Methodist Church with a reception and dance following at the Hinton Community Center...
Ruhland-Plueger (07/18/07)
Glenn and Alice Ruhland of Le Mars announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter. Alisha Lynn Ruhland to Brian Dennis Plueger of Spencer. Brian is the son of Dennis and Marilyn Plueger of Le Mars. An Aug. 11, 2007, wedding is planned at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Le Mars. The reception and dance will follow at the Le Mars Convention Center in Le Mars...
Paskert-Berkenpas (07/18/07)
Tony and Tammy Paskert of Remsen announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Becky, to Mike Berkenpas, the son of Patty and the late Doug Berkenpas of Le Mars. The couple is planning a 2 p.m. ceremony Aug. 18, 2007, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. The reception and dance will follow at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen...
Klein-Dohse (07/18/07)
Chuck and Joan Klein of Remsen announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Marie, to Brent William Dohse, son of Bill and Beth Dohse of Underwood. The couple is planning an Aug. 11, 2007, wedding. Kristin is a 2000 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Remsen. After graduation she attended The Creative Center in Omaha, Neb. She is currently attending Bellevue University and employed at No Frills Supermarket in Omaha...
Haverkamp-Nicola (07/18/07)
Tom Haverkamp and Jean Haverkamp, both of Remsen, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Krista Haverkamp, to Jason Nicola, both of Omaha, Neb. Jason is the son of Gary and Mary Nicola of Rockville, Ind., and Art and Terri Carr of Curtis, Mich...
Elmer and Shirley Asseln (07/18/07)
Elmer and Shirley Asseln of rural Craig will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary July 19, 2007, with a family get-together. Their children are Keith Asseln of rural Craig and Carol Ping of Minneapolis, Minn. They have one grandson, Ryan Ping of Maple Grove, Minn...
So the good news is what? (07/18/07)
The terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001 shocked and stunned our nation. In the nearly six years since the attacks, a wide ranging response to terrorists has been evolving. This week, several of the nation's top intelligence officials -- including National Intelligence Council Chairman Thomas Fingar and FBI Deputy Director John Pistole briefed reporters on some of the declassified findings of the National Intelligence Estimate...
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