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Stories from Friday, December 7, 2007

11th annual Lighted Christmas Parade delayed one week (12/07/07)
Plymouth Dairy fined $65,000 for alleged water pollution, manure violations (12/07/07)
A Plymouth County dairy farm must pay $65,000 in fines for violating water pollution and manure handling requirements, said the Iowa Attorney General's Office. Plymouth Dairy Farms, Inc., a 2,850-head dairy cattle operation, located south of Le Mars, was sued, last year, by the attorney general's office...
Local dance teams melt the ice at state (12/07/07)
On a weekend when most people were home under sheets of snow, sleet and freezing rain, two dance teams from Le Mars were heating up the dance floor at the state competition in Des Moines. Both Gehlen Catholic and Le Mars Community schools earned some top honors at the 2008 Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Championship held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in the state capital...
Nora Store captures the spirit of Christmas (12/07/07)
Walking into the Nora Store is like stepping back in time. Antiques fill the shelves of the building and a potbelly stove beckons you to gather near and soak up its warmth. The atmosphere is reminiscent of an era when rural people relied on small country stores for flour, feed and even flannel shirts. None of those things is available at the rural Alcester, S.D., store anymore. What you will find is music, thanks to Mike Pedersen and the pipe organ that serves as the room's centerpiece...
Joe De Young the 'unofficial' winner of Craig special election (12/07/07)
Joe De Young is the unofficial winner of special Craig City Council runoff election, Plymouth County deputy auditor Cheri A. Nitzschke said Thursday. In November, Craig voters sent David De Boom, Glenn R. Miller, Dean Oloff and Owen Smith to serve on the Craig City Council...
Snow hike, tubing offered at Hillview (12/07/07)
With the white stuff coming down, Hillview Park has opened their tubing hill and a snow hike is in the works. The county park, located just west of Hinton on county road C-60, offers tubing Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. if there is sufficient snow cover. Tubing costs $5. The hill can also be rented to private groups on weeknights from 6 to 8 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. The hill is open from now until the end of February...
Motorcyclists to donate toys to Le Mars Head Start (12/07/07)
It's not every day that you see a bunch of tattooed, leather-clad motorcyclists lugging around teddy bears, but that's exactly what'll happen when members of the Independent Riders for Children and Charities unhitch their booty at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at Le Mars' Head Start...
Bulldogs earn split at Sheldon (12/07/07)
Two wins would have been nice, but the young Le Mars Community wrestling team settled for one Thursday in its first Lakes Conference action of the year at Sheldon. The Bulldogs - coming off dual losses to South Sioux City and Sergeant Bluff-Luton - pummeled Hull Western Christian for their first win of the year and very nearly beat the host Orabs as well...
Le Mars soph boys rip Cherokee (12/07/07)
Paxton Strub and Vince Lund each landed in double figures to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Le Mars Community sophomore boys basketball team ripped Cherokee 56-32 Tuesday in Le Mars. The Bulldogs raced to an 11-3 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, taking a 19-10 lead into the locker room...
Carelessness is unacceptable (12/07/07)
Across the country, children suffer unneeded pain and anxiety, their health is threatened and millions of dollars are wasted every year because of faulty refrigeration equipment for vaccines. In one recent case in Sioux City, more than 1,000 families were notified by letter and telephone that they needed to get their children revaccinated. ...
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