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Stories from Tuesday, October 23, 2007

It's harvest time (10/23/07)
Passport wait times shorter, rules to change this summer (10/23/07)
Passports are taking less time to arrive, whether they’re new applications or renewals, according to county recorder Jolynn Goodchild. “It’s better. They’re taking six to eight weeks now,” she said. “It’s better than four months.” Expedited passports, she added, are taking around three weeks, and some applicants are even getting their non-expedited passports in four weeks...
Tommy Bahama eyewear designer sets her sights on Le Mars (10/23/07)
Melissa Blais wants you to make a statement with your eyeglasses. “The first thing a person notices on you are your eyes,” she reflects, “so why shouldn’t your eyeglasses say something about your personality?” Blais, the designer for the Tommy Bahama line of designer eyewear, finds inspiration everywhere she looks...
Museum hosts Ethnic Food Fair Sunday (10/23/07)
Whether your tastes run from German potato salad, kringlas, fry bread or enchiladas, there’s something for everyone to taste at the Plymouth County Historical Museum’s annual Ethnic Food Fair this Sunday, Oct. 28. The public is welcome to sample the various ethnic foods beginning at 3 p.m. until the supply is gone. "A Taste of Plymouth County" is open to the public, with a $1 admission. Proceeds will go to the museum...
Fire and rescue squads save lives in more ways than one (10/23/07)
The Le Mars fire and rescue squads stepped up to the plate this year to save lives not only by fighting fires and handling emergencies, but also by giving blood. The squads from town earned second place in the tri-state “Heroes Unite, It’s About Life” blood donor campaign run by Siouxland Community Blood Bank involving 120 communities...
Lady ‘Dogs done after one (10/23/07)
Defending Class 3A state champion Sioux City Heelan was every bit as good as its No. 4 ranking Monday, sweeping the Le Mars Community volleyball team in three games of the regional quarterfinals at Long Lines Family Rec. Center in Sioux City. The Lady Bulldogs came into the match as decided underdogs, having spent the majority of the season switching lineups and filling different holes due to injury. ...
Freking finishes one spot away from state (10/23/07)
When Gehlen started its cross country season, Jordan Freking set a goal of qualifying for the state meet. The junior came within seconds of meeting that goal Monday at the Class 1A District meet in Holstein, finishing 11th with a time of 18:00. The top ten runners advance to Saturday’s state meet in Fort Dodge, and Freking was just eight seconds out of that tenth spot...
Ralph A. Fisch (10/23/07)
Ralph A. Fisch, 92, of Le Mars, Le Mars, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at Good Samaritan Village of Le Mars. Ralph A. Fisch was born May 1, 1915, in Le Mars, the son of Nicholas P. and Margaret (Pletschette) Fisch. Ralph’s father owned and operated the first general dry goods and grocery store in Le Mars. He was raised and educated in Le Mars, graduating from St. Joseph Catholic School in 1934. In 1936 he began employment with Remer Fuel Co. in Le Mars...
Dr. Stephen H. Noel (10/23/07)
DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. " Dr. Stephen Herman Noel, 49, of Dakota Dunes died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at his residence. Arrangements are pending with Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City.
Idiots can duel, but vote... that’s another thing (10/23/07)
In 1844, when the framers of New Jersey Constitution were preparing the document that would be the law of the land, they wanted to make sure that the right to vote was given to people who could understand what they were doing and were legally entitled to vote. In those days, voting was referred to as a “right of suffrage.”...
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