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Stories from Thursday, February 21, 2008

From small town 'culture shock' to Remsen mayor (02/21/08)
This is the fourth story in a series getting to know Plymouth County's mayors. In the 1970s, when Mayor Craig Bartolozzi's wife suggested they move to Remsen, her home town, the South Sioux City native wasn't sure he wanted to go. "I thought it might be one of those places where they roll the streets up at 8 o'clock every night," he said...
Wells' workers will vote on $5 million cut in contract (02/21/08)
The decision to let Wells' Dairy cut about $5 million from hourly employee perks is now in the hands of those 1,500 employees. The United Dairy Workers union will vote Monday and Tuesday on whether to renegotiate the current contract with Well's Dairy, according to Neal Kruckenberg, the union's president. That contract ends Dec. 31...
Airport "campground" a future possibility? (02/21/08)
Is there possibly a new campground in the future for Le Mars? The question is one raised Tuesday before members of the city council. Earl Draayer, Municipal Airport Manager, in his annual report to the council brought the question to light as he detailed his struggles to keep the airport viable in light of the recent economy...
Absentee ballots available for March 18 ISL election (02/21/08)
Voters in the Le Mars Community School District will go to the polls Tuesday, March 18, to vote on an Instructional Support Levy (ISL). The LCS board of education passed a resolution following a public hearing on Feb. 12 to request an election. That followed a petition from district patrons asking that an election on the ISL be held...
Groundbreaking planned for new independent living site (02/21/08)
New low-income independent living apartments are on their way for Le Mars. The Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars is starting construction on Willow Creek Place, a 12-unit apartment building, at the east corner of Highway 3 and 14th Avenue Northeast...
Jays face Comets in district final (02/21/08)
Mike Langel is hoping that third time's the charm. Langel's Gehlen Catholic boys basketball team will face Boyden-Hull Thursday in a Class 1A District 1 final at Sioux Center. The Jays have met the Comets in the postseason in each of Langel's three seasons as head coach and the previous two meetings both went to Boyden-Hull...
Bulldogs brace for third-ranked Heelan (02/21/08)
With a thrilling first round district win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton in hand, the Le Mars Bulldogs have their sights on a familiar opponent for Thursday's district final. The Bulldogs will meet Sioux City Bishop Heelan for the rights to go to substate with a state tournament birth on the line...
Dorothy Dugan (02/21/08)
Dorothy Dugan, 90, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Dorothy Meylor Dugan was born on a farm north of Marcus on July 4, 1917, to James and Mary (Downs) Meylor. She attended country school and then Holy Name Academy where she learned to play piano from the nuns, graduating in 1935. She married Marvin Dugan Sept. 16, 1940, at Holy Name church in Marcus. They settled on the Dugan farm two miles south of Kingsley. Marvin died July 28, 1981...
Herbert E. 'Eddie' Grinstead (02/21/08)
Herbert E. "Eddie" Grinstead, 81, of Le Mars, and formerly of New London, Iowa and Amarillo, Texas, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Mr. Grinstead was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Danville, Iowa, the son of Glenn Ray and Wilma Leota (Smith) Grinstead. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a radio operator. He received a technical degree in electronics in Chicago...
Jessica Hammond (02/21/08)
Jessica Hammond, 35, of Marcus, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., following a lengthy battle with juvenile diabetes. Memorial services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home...
Finding escape on the small screen (02/21/08)
Cheer up, only 28 days until spring "officially" arrives. Less than a month until the frozen tundra that has become our homes begins to recede, and, if we are very lucky, we may finally get to see some green. You remember green, don't you? This past weekend, My body finally gave in to the viruses that have been going around, and I spent the entire weekend in four hour increments waiting to take my next dose of Tylenol to relieve my fever and body aches. ...
The war comes home (02/21/08)
It's been over six years since our military began fighting in Afghanistan, and a week from Monday will mark the five year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Some days it seems like yesterday, other days it feels as if the war has been going on forever...
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