Merrill Pioneer Days (07/23/07)
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Merrill Pioneer Days (07/23/07)
A church's final amen (07/23/07)
The stained glass dome that glittered above the heads of worshippers for nearly a hundred years is already down and gone -- shipped to Kansas City where it will be the crowning feature in a home. The pews are cleared out, and the altar was taken out months ago...
Watering restrictions start Wednesday (07/23/07)
Le Mars residents will only be able to water their lawns on certain days of the week at certain times, according to a new rule passed by the city council on Friday. Residents living in even-numbered homes will be asked to water their lawns on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 12 midnight to 8 a.m. those days, and from 5 p.m. to 12 midnight...
Juhl gets two months in jail for drunk driving accident (07/23/07)
An 18-year old responsible for a prom night drunk driving accident will spend two months in jail. Melinda Rae Juhl, of Merrill, was sentenced in Plymouth County court Friday for the April 2006 accident near Hinton which cost one passenger her arm. Juhl was found guilty in early June of serious injury by motor vehicle, a class D felony, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a serious misdemeanor...
Candidates will meet public at 'After 5' Tuesday (07/23/07)
Ten young men are vying for the title of 2007 Plymouth County Fair King. The king will be announced during the opening day of the fair, Wednesday, July 25, at 7 p.m. in a ceremony in the grandstand arena. Judging for the candidates was held June 10...
Downtown Le Mars business fire ruled accidental (07/23/07)
A fire at a downtown Le Mars business early Saturday morning has been ruled accidental, said Le Mars Fire Chief Wayne Schipper. An investigation into the cause of the fire on the second floor of the Hi-Lite Bar was conducted Saturday by the Le Mars Fire Department and the Iowa State Fire Marshal's Office...
Westfield woman dies in head-on collision (07/23/07)
A Westfield woman was killed in a head-on collision northeast of Westfield, Friday afternoon. At approximately 3:32 p.m., Amy Solomon, 47, was northbound on K-13 in a 2001 Chevy Blazer when, for unknown reasons, she crossed the center line into the southbound lane...
Class 2A Regional Semifinal (07/23/07)
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. And sometimes it doesn't hurt to be both. A combination of luck and skill kept Class 2A No. 2-ranked Akron-Westfield in the hunt for a fifth consecutive state softball tournament berth Saturday with a 3-0 regional semifinal home win over West Lyon...
What is your favorite part of the Plymouth County Fair? (07/23/07)
"Oh pretty much everything, I was on the fair board for 29 years." Bob Kenaley -- Le Mars _ "I like the food." Mary Kay Halter -- Le Mars _ "The rides and entertainment." Zoie Miller & Levi Miller -- Le Mars _ "I like the attractions, the singing. Basically whatever is in the (Pioneer) Village."...
Mildred Brodersen (07/23/07)
Mildred Brodersen, 87, of Le Mars, died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Village (Brentwood) in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Larry Fett officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City. ...
Raymond S. Lee (07/23/07)
Raymond S. Lee of Sheldon died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center -- Senior Care in Sheldon, reaching the age of 81 years, 9 months and 28 days. Raymond Sylvester Lee, the son of Emil and Freda (Specht) Lee, was born Sept. ...
Vivian Rieke (07/23/07)
Vivian Rieke, 82, of Le Mars, died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Melanie (Haverhals) Selken (07/23/07)
Melanie Ann (Deakins) Haverhals Selken, 54, of Austin, Minn., formerly of the northwest Iowa area, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, July 19, 2007, following an accident at Grain Miller's Inc. at St. Ansgar, Iowa. Melanie Ann was born April 10, 1953, in Plainwell, Mich., the daughter of Raymond Greene and Joann Storkan. ...
Amy Solomon (07/23/07)
Amy Solomon, 47, of Westfield, died suddenly Friday, July 20, 2007, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident northeast of Westfield, Iowa. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron
Going hungry in Iowa (07/23/07)
It's difficult to imagine when you look out at the seas of corn and soybeans that here, in the 'breadbasket' of America we could have people going hungry, but according to a study done at Drake University, the number of Iowans going hungry is on the rise...