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Stories from Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Classy ladies, classic car (10/02/07)
Ever been CAR-razy for a convertible? That's how Ruth Ahlers and Maureen Pottebaum felt when they had a chance to kick some major asphalt in a beautifully restored 1972 Chevy Chevelle SS 454. Ahler, a resident at Park Place Estates, and Pottembaum, an employee of Park Place, were hitting the Le Mars loop in style in the shiny red convertible courtesy of Nuebel Chevrolet...
Le Mars man builds replica train for his front yard (10/02/07)
When you ask Gary Herman where he lives, he'll say: "Out by the train tracks." The train tracks across the street from his Le Mars home? Nope. The train tracks located right next to his front door. Herman and his wife Cindi have built a nearly life-sized wooden replica of a train, complete with a smokestack, rail cars and train tracks, in the middle of their front yard...
Architect chosen for Remsen clinic (10/02/07)
A new clinic in Remsen is still on track for a spring construction and a Sioux City architectural firm will be handling the design. The project architect will be FEH Associates, Daryl Friedenbach, finance officer at Floyd Valley Hospital, said on Monday...
Despite morning rains, CROP Walk attracts 150 walkers (10/02/07)
Early morning rains didn't discourage walkers from hitting the track for the 20th annual Plymouth County CROP Walk for Hunger, held Sunday afternoon, at Jim Lorenzen Field. "I was a little worried that the rain might put a damper on things," admits CROP Walk local coordinator Pastor Larry Fett of Grace Lutheran Church, "but, by afternoon, the weather was wonderful and we had more than 150 walkers."...
Call city hall for blue recycle totes (10/02/07)
Le Mars residents can still get on the list for a free blue recycling bin. There are still 700 blue totes available, and residents can stake their claim on one of them by contacting the city hall at 546-7018. The bins will arrive in a month or so and will be delivered to people's homes by Van's Sanitation...
Hotel/Motel funding applications now available (10/02/07)
Applications for Hotel/Motel tax funding are now available at Le Mars City Hall during regular business hours. Completed applications must be returned to city hall no later than noon, Friday, Nov. 16, in order to be considered. Non-profit and not-for-profit organizations qualify for hotel/motel tax funding...
Gehlen tunes up for postseason (10/02/07)
With the conference meet getting steadily closer, Gehlen cross country coach Theresa Taylor is working on getting her team prepared for the important meets of the season. "I'm definitely still pleased with how things are going," Taylor said. "This is our second to last regular season meet before conference and I've been talking to them abut having that mindset of building toward conference. Everyone is staying right up there to what they can do, so I'm really pleased with that."...
Bulldog sophs pull out 20-6 win over Orabs (10/02/07)
The Le Mars Community sophomore football team scored 14 unanswered points over the final three quarters to pull away for a 20-6 win over Sheldon Monday at Jim Lorenzen Field. The Bulldogs scored first on an Anthony Schimek 5-yard touchdown run in the opening quarter, but the Orabs tied the game at 6-all early in the second on a 2-yard run...
Le Mars, Sheldon freshmen play to 21-21 tie (10/02/07)
Sheldon scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter to force a 21-21 tie with the Le Mars Community freshman football team Monday at Jim Lorenzen Field. The Orab score in the final frame was only the second touchdown of the second half after a furious start for both clubs...
Keeping the water moving (10/02/07)
By the time you read this, the Le Mars City Council will have considered a proposal by the city staff to double the monthly storm sewer fee from $2 to $4 monthly. Every residence, business, and commercial or industrial property with a city water meter must pay the monthly fee. Currently the $2 storm sewer fee generates about $90,000 each year. Currently, the drainage deficiency fund has $230,000 in it...
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