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Stories from Friday, July 27, 2007

2007 Plymouth County Fair pictures day two (07/27/07)
Fair sheep exhibits drop drastically (07/27/07)
The number of sheep exhibited at the Plymouth County Fair climbed continually the last few years before hitting an all-time high of 285 last year. The number of sheep shown this year dropped -- drastically. "We're down a hundred," Sheep Superintendent Jeff Klemme said Thursday. Make that down 105 for total of 180 lambs and ewes...
Tentinger shows champion, reserve fair dairy heifers (07/27/07)
Winning, it seems, is becoming something of a habit for young Samantha Tentinger, Remsen. A member of the Union Vikings 4-H Club, Tentinger Thursday night left the 4-H Dairy Show Ring with both the grand champion and reserve winners. The grand champion was her junior yearling Ayrshire heifer topping the Ayshire division with her reserve winner, a senior yearling Jersey heifer, also taking the purple in that breed division. ...
Bogenrief gets 10 years for sexual abuse (07/27/07)
A well-known stained glass artist of Sutherland will serve up to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl more than a decade ago. Mark Douglas Bogenrief, 57, was handed the maximum prison sentence Thursday morning in the Plymouth County courtroom with the victim and her family present, as well as Bogenrief's wife and other supporters...
Youngsters hit the arena with Big Money and Princess (07/27/07)
Ross Hoefling nonchalantly tucks the cattle comb in his back pocket and points to a dark colored calf. "His name's Big Money," the nine-year-old says. "And his middle name is Cha-Ching." Hoefling was one of about a dozen contestants in the Bucket/Bottle Calf Show on Wednesday at the Plymouth County Fair. The show is a place for youngsters to get their feet wet in the businesses of caring for and showing cattle...
Mediacom's cable TV systems to change hands in Le Mars, Orange City (07/27/07)
Premier Communications announced Thursday that they have entered into an agreement to purchase the Mediacom Cable TV and Internet systems in Le Mars and Orange City. Mediacom will continue to operate these services until the date of closing, which is expected to be some time this fall. Terms of the transaction were not announced...
Class 1A Sate Baseball Tournament (07/27/07)
When Steve Erdmann sat down with his Remsen St. Mary's baseball team in May, the players came up with one simple goal for the upcoming season - to win their last game. Three months later, the 10th-ranked and fourth-seeded Hawks are one step away from doing just that following a 13-7 win over second-ranked and top-seeded Kee, Lansing in the semifinal round of the state tournament Thursday at Principal Park in Des Moines...
Gehlen junior Ciaffa competes at national bowling tourney (07/27/07)
A family tradition has turned into a path to success for Le Mars Gehlen junior Robert Ciaffa. Ciaffa has been bowling since he was five or six years old, he said. But, he didn't think he'd wind up at the National Tournament in Buffalo, NY July 16-18...
Henry W. Langstraat (07/27/07)
Henry W. Langstraat age 68 of Hull, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at Mercy Medical Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Henry W. Langstraat was born on April 13, 1939 to Case and Ethel (Kastein) Langstraat in Sioux Center. He was raised on a farm in rural Sioux Center and attended the Sioux Center School...
Getting tough on illegals (07/27/07)
Federal officials appear to be taking a tougher stand regarding people who knowingly harbor illegal aliens. A union representative and human resources worker were recently arrested at the Swift & Co. meatpacking plant in Marshalltown on charges of bringing in and harboring illegal immigrants...
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