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Stories from Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Nightstick a memento of sheriff shot in 1919 jailbreak (07/25/07)
The Players: Hugh Maxwell - Plymouth County Sheriff from 1913-1929 William Maxwell - Hugh's son and only deputy, killed in the jailbreak Mrs. Maxwell - Hugh's wife Fern and Clara Maxwell - Hugh's daughters Lee Barrington - a prisoner in the county jail for a Westfield bank robbery on Oct. 27, 1919, escaped with the jailbreakers, a Yale graduate...
Le Mars woman receives gift of demo derby car for anniversary (07/25/07)
Some women want flowers. Others insist that diamonds are a girl's best friend. But Barb Messelhiser had other ideas for her anniversary. She wanted a metal-manglin' ton of Michigan-made motor mayhem to commemorate her 20 years of marriage. Yup, Messelhiser had her eye set on a souped-up sedan that she could slam at the Plymouth County Fair's demolition derby...
Gates open on 2007 Plymouth County Fair (07/25/07)
"Welcome to the 2007 Plymouth County Fair!" That's the greeting fair board president Tom Galles gave to guests at the Chamber "After 5" event Tuesday evening, kicking off activities at the fairgrounds. New restrooms and expanded decks and ramps in the Pioneer Village were two of the projects highlighted by Galles...
'Fair Tax' bus tour to make Le Mars visit (07/25/07)
A national tax policy organization, Americans for Fair Taxation, will be making a stop in Le Mars as part of their 25-town Iowa bus tour. The bus tour is expected to roll into the Olson Cultural Event Center at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 and a free Hy-Vee catered meal will be provided to all who attend...
Presidential candidate Cox schedules Le Mars stop (07/25/07)
Republican presidential candidate John H. Cox will be bringing his campaign to western Iowa Wednesday, including a stop at Le Mars' Ice Cream Capital of the World Ice Cream Parlor at 5:20 p.m. Calling himself a "Reagan Republican" from Illinois, Cox became the first Republican to formally enter the presidential race when he threw his hat in the ring in March 2006...
Le Mars Stingrays Swim Team (07/25/07)
Le Mars 2007 outdoor Pool Lifeguards (07/25/07)
Le Mars Junior Golf Tournament (07/25/07)
The Le Mars Muncipal Golf Course held its annual Junior Tournament July 24 with 21 kids ages eight to 16 competing in three divisions. Tanner Dowling of Le Mars was the winner of the 13 to 16-year-old division with an 18-hole score of 85 (43-42), playing the red and black courses. ...
Vivian L. Rieke (07/25/07)
Vivian L. Rieke, 82, of Le Mars, died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the family present after 5 p.m. to greet friends, followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time...
Lucille (Oetken) Slay (07/25/07)
Lucille Slay of San Antonio, Texas, died on Monday, July 23, 2007, at age 83. Mrs. Slay, the former Lucille Oetken, was born Nov. 17, 1923, to John and Gretha (Lubben) Oetken at rural Le Mars. In 1942, Lucille and her sister Alice moved to San Francisco, Calif., in search of job opportunities. It was there that she met James Slay of San Antonio, who was in the United States Navy. They were married on March 6, 1946 in San Francisco, Calif. They established their home in San Antonio, Texas...
Cody and Angie Goings (07/25/07)
Angie Bollmeyer of Hinton and Cody Goings of Waterloo were united in marriage on June 2, 2007, at Morningside Lutheran Church in Sioux City. The Rev. Kevin Lee officiated the double ring ceremony. A reception was held at the Lewis Bowl Annex. Parents of the couple are Dennis and Judy Bollmeyer, of Hinton and Daniel and Sandra Goings, of Hudson...
Molly and Brandon Bauer (07/25/07)
Molly Vonnahme and Brandon Bauer were united in marriage May 12, 2007, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Kevin Richter officiated the wedding ceremony. Parents of the couple are Al and the late Teresa Vonnahme of Le Mars and Jerry and Karen Bauer of Bancroft...
Sargent-Schmidt (07/25/07)
Mike and Connie Schmidt, of Dakota Dunes, announce the engagement of their son Corey Schmidt to Amy Sargent, daughter of Dan and Pam Sargent, of Ames. The couple will be married on Aug.18 in Ames. Corey is a 1998 graduate of Le Mars Community High School and a 2003 graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in management information systems. He is employed by Ortho Computer Systems, Inc. in Ames as a software support representative and trainer...
Watering restrictions make sense (07/25/07)
It's late July with hot temperatures and high humidity -- it must be time for the Plymouth County Fair. Fairgoers, be sure to have fun, use your sunblock, drink lots of water, and be careful not to overexert yourself. Our wetter than normal spring has given way to a drier than normal summer, with Le Mars receiving less than an inch of rain so far this month. ...
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