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Stories from Monday, February 25, 2008

Moir to resign from hospital board in April (02/25/08)
Margie Moir wears many hats. She will hang up one in April when she resigns from the Floyd Valley Hospital Board of Trustees after 21 years of service. "I have felt that it has been a privilege to be on the hospital board," Moir said. "We have one of the finest hospitals for a town our size."...
King says Remsen clinic a good use of 'earmarks' (02/25/08)
A new Remsen medical clinic is $97,000 closer to being built, thanks to federal money U.S. Congressman Steve King helped set aside for the project. These "earmarked" dollars cover about one-sixth of the estimated cost for building the 3,000 square foot clinic, according to Daryl Friedenbach, finance director of Floyd Valley Hospital...
Funeral Wednesday for Spc. Chad Groepper (02/25/08)
Funeral services have been set for a Kingsley soldier who died in combat in Iraq. Spc. Chad Groepper died following combat injuries he suffered on Feb. 17, 2008, in Diyali Province, northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, while serving with the United States Army...
Runway economics: Smaller airports feel pulse of economy (02/25/08)
The door to the Le Mars Airport Terminal swings open and two guys in baseball caps walk in with a swirl of chilly February wind. "Hi Earl," they holler. "We just flew in from Cherokee to get an ice cream cone." Earl Draayer, the airport manager, gets them set up for a ride into town without batting an eye. He's seen people fly in for a hot dog at Bob's Drive Inn, too...
Dance teams, kids to perform at local exhibition (02/25/08)
The Le Mars Community dance team, area dance teams and local kids will perform at the Le Mars Community Dance Team Exhibition on Friday, Feb. 29. "This is our big finale," said LCS dance team captain Corinne Collins. The dance team is planning the 6 p.m. event, to be held at the Le Mars Community High School Gym...
Fire claims rural Hinton house (02/25/08)
A rural Hinton family lost their home to a fire Sunday morning. Just before 7 a.m. on Feb. 24, Kyle Johnson called the Hinton Fire Department to report smoke in the house his family lives in, eight miles west of Hinton. "The fire had taken over the attic when we got there," said Hinton Fire Chief Chad Beck. "It took us about an hour to get it under control. About two-thirds of the house is still standing."...
Fire crews put out blazing car, respond to museum alarm (02/25/08)
The Le Mars Fire Department put out a burning car this weekend and responded to what turned out to be a false alarm at the Plymouth County Historical Museum. The burning car call came on Sunday at about 6:40 p.m., when people at a nearby motel noticed smoke coming from a car near the Pizza Hut...
Le Mars sixth at state bowling (02/25/08)
Freshman Ashley Rolfes was not disappointed with the Lady Bulldogs' sixth place finish at the Girls' State Bowling Tournament. "[State] definitely lived up to the expectations," she said. "We were satisfied with our performance. We're a very young team, with only freshman and sophomores. Next year we hope to finish higher, but this year we all did the best we could."...
Dr. J. Larry Elliott (02/25/08)
Dr. J. Larry Elliott, 83, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb, 21, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Joseph Larry Elliott was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Pendleton, Ind., the son of Burton and Katherine (Holiday) Elliott. After the death of his mother, his father married Grace Alley. Larry enlisted and proudly served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He earned his honorable discharge on Jan. 19, 1946...
Rose Ann Wenzel (02/25/08)
Rose Ann Wenzel, 54, of Cumming, Ga., and formerly of Kingsley, died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 29, at the United Methodist Church in Kingsley. The Rev. Roger Kurtenbach will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at the church and will continue until service time...
Meat recall merits harsh measures (02/25/08)
Last week, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) issued the largest recall of meat in our nation's history, recalling 143 million pounds of beef products dating back to Feb. 1, 2006 from Westland/Hallmark Meat Company of Chino, Calif. The recall was issued after the Humane Society of the United States released undercover video showing crippled and sick animals at the slaughterhouse being shoved with forklifts. ...
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