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Stories from Thursday, October 11, 2007

Toxic mold hits corn in Plymouth County (10/11/07)
Assembly of God church dedicates new building (10/11/07)
Maybe you remember it with the disco ball. The smooth roller rink floor with the Hokey Pokey playing in the background. Or maybe you remember it with rows of cubicles with the buzz of 80 Wells' Dairy, Inc. employees filling the room. Look again. The Assembly of God Church of Le Mars has spent the last three months transforming the building just west of the county historical museum into a center for worship and gathering...
Judge to look and see in Brower case (10/11/07)
A judge wants to settle whether a rural Plymouth County resident's property is violating zoning rules for a junkyard or a retail business, an ongoing dispute since early 2005. At a hearing on Wednesday, property owner Josh Brower, who lives about ten miles west of Le Mars on Highway 3, was asked by Judge Patrick McCormick to let him walk through the property that day to decide for himself whether it now meets zoning standards...
Pheasants Forever to hold free youth hunt (10/11/07)
Staying safe (and keeping safe) this hunting season is the reason behind the free youth hunt sponsored by the Plymouth County chapter of Pheasants Forever Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21. The first day of hunting (Oct. 20) will be at the Loess Hills Preserve and Hunting Club and Day Two (Oct. 21) will take place at the Hole n' the Wall Hunting Club near Akron...
Benefit planned for Iraq War veteran battling leukemia (10/11/07)
As an Army Sergeant with the 113th Cavalry deployed in Iraq, Joe DeLashmutt knew of the dangers he was facing on a daily basis. Little did he know that once returning home, his fight would be continuing. The Le Mars man was six months into his year-long deployment when he was first diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia...
Shilling honored by former athletes (10/11/07)
Every student that has passed through the halls of Le Mars Community since 1974 knows the name of teacher and coach Don Shilling. At the Bulldogs' homecoming football game against Sergeant Bluff-Luton last Friday, a group of alumni made sure that future generations would know the name as well...
Week 7 Football Preview (10/11/07)
With the 2007 football regular season inching to a close, three county teams still have shots at placing in the top two in their districts and advancing to the playoffs. Le Mars, Hinton and Kingsley-Pierson are still alive with the Bulldogs and Blackhawks controlling their own destiny at they try to enter the postseason. Kingsley-Pierson needs plenty of help from the other teams in its district, as the Panthers lost their second league game last week to Woodbury Central...
Bulldog frosh bounce back against E-Hawks (10/11/07)
The Le Mars Community freshman football team bounced back from a tie with Sheldon last week to beat Emmetsburg 20-6 Monday on the road. The Bulldogs used a steady ground attack in controlling the game, rushing for 158 yards on a series of prolonged drives...
Arlene Wanderscheid (10/11/07)
Arlene Wanderscheid, 75, of Le Mars, died Wednsday, Oct. 10, 2007, at her home in Le Mars following a courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. There will be a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m., all at the funeral home...
Rolling through the fall (10/11/07)
Here we are, a third of the way through October. The time truly seems to be flying by. The weather has decided to become more autumnal, but I hope the time for using the furnace stays away a bit longer. The late spring and early fall are wonderful times where we get to catch a break on utility bills, so I'm in favor of a long fall...
A chicken in every pot (10/11/07)
King Henry IV of France, who reigned in the 17th century, reportedly wished that each of his peasants would enjoy "a chicken in his pot every Sunday." The Republican party in 1928 had a campaign advertisement touting a period of economic prosperity that had provided a "chicken in every pot. And a car in every backyard, to boot."...
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