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Stories from Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Le Mars man captures Iowa caucus through the lens of his camera (10/09/07)
Kent Jones isn't just meeting the Presidential candidates as they stump their way through Le Mars, he's also been shooting 'em. That is, with his trusty Canon camera. "I'm hoping to see all of the Presidential candidates who make it to town," he says, "and I hope to capture their Plymouth County experiences on film."...
Locals fall victim to recent check fraud scheme (10/09/07)
What looked like a great deal turned into bad news for several locals, who fell prey to a fraudulent check scheme recently. Now the local police are working to get the word out about the check scheme and an identity theft ploy before they hit more area residents...
Council okays sale of lot near park (10/09/07)
The Le Mars City Council, on a 3-2 vote, following public hearing, gave its approval for designation of the old North Water Plant lot adjacent to O'Toole Park as "surplus property" and added the property to the city's real estate listing agreement at a price of $30,000 subject to council approval...
LCS purchases Wells' Dairy's former corporate headquarters (10/09/07)
The Le Mars Community School Board at their regular meeting Monday, Oct. 8, voted to approve the purchase of Wells' Dairy, Inc.'s former headquarters facility located at 940 Lincoln Street S.W. for the purchase price of $375,000. The asking price for the building was $500,000 with Wells' Dairy providing the district with a charitable contribution of $125,000 to purchase the facility...
LCMS hosts NW Iowa Middle School String Festival Wednesday (10/09/07)
The Le Mars Community Middle School will host the Northwest Iowa Middle School String Festival this Wednesday, Oct. 10. A total of 210 students from eight area schools will gather for a full day of rehearsals and then present a free concert in the Middle School Auditorium at 4 p.m...
'Blessing of the Animals' is a howling success (10/09/07)
It's ruff to admit it but Le Mars is going to the dogs. And the cats. And to a particularly rambunctious half dozen hermit crabs. Or at least that's what it seemed like when Guardian Angel Preschool and Daycare opened its doors for a cornucopia of critters Saturday morning...
Area teams compete at WEC (10/09/07)
On a night when Unity Christian dominated both the boys' and girls' races, area teams Gehlen Catholic and Remsen St. Mary's managed a handful of highlights at the War Eagle Conference cross country meet in Hawarden. The best race for an area runner belonged to Gehlen's Jordan Freking, who placed sixth in a time of 18:05. It was not Freking's best time of the season - and one he was not pleased with - but it did earn him all-conference honors in a loaded field...
Freking takes West Sioux XC title (10/09/07)
Gehlen's Jordan Freking has been running strong all season and he put an exclamation mark on his campaign with a first place showing at the West Sioux cross country meet Friday. Freking won the race with a time of 18:55. "It was a great day for him," Gehlen coach Teresa Taylor said. "It was exciting for him to get first place."...
Panthers, Rockets run at Maple Valley meet (10/09/07)
Both the Kingsley-Pierson and Remsen-Union cross country teams ran in the Maple Valley Conference meet Monday, getting a start to their postseason meets. Dani Bottorff was the top Panther girls' runner, placing 16th in a time of 19:37. She was followed by Ashley Langel who placed 18th in a time of 20:44...
Banking on youth? (10/09/07)
There's polling data out this week that shows the national race for the Democratic and Republican nominations for president are becoming more clear, while in Iowa the races are becoming a statistical dead heat. Polling done for the Des Moines Register of people that said they were definitely or very likely to attend the Iowa Caucuses shows that among Democrats, Hillary Clinton leads with 29 percent, followed closely by John Edwards at 23 percent and Barack Obama at 22 percent, making the race a statistical dead heat. ...
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