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Proposed ECO Center plans revealed and endorsed (04/16/08)
The Plymouth County Conservation Board's proposed ECO Center received the green light Tuesday. The Plymouth County Supervisors endorsed plans to construct the Education and Conservation Opportunities (ECO) Center. Currently the project remains in the conceptual design phase...
City, county reject Crescent Ridge property sale proposals (04/16/08)
No Sale! That was how it was Tuesday as Le Mars City Council and Plymouth County Board of Supervisors members unanimously recommended that four offers from three potential buyers of portions of the Crescent Ridge property all be rejected. The offers on portions or all of the former feedlot, according to Councilman Rex Knapp, were too low...
Judge kills appeal on Clark reduction (04/16/08)
An appeal of a Le Mars Community District Board of Education decision to reduce a section of fourth and fifth grade classes at Clark Elementary school has been dismissed by an administrative law judge. In her appeal of the decision Heidi Boehme, a parent of two Clark Elementary students, said the board violated Iowa IAC 19.3 and the Barker Guidelines...
RCAC seeks dancers to fill Avalon Ballroom (04/16/08)
A lot of people like to dance, and Dean Rhodes is hoping those dancers will come together to help ensure the public dances continue at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen. This Saturday's dance, featuring the Starfire Band from Fulda, Minn., with music from the 50s and 60s, will be the last of the season, and Rhodes is hoping for a good crowd for this "last fling for the spring."...
Council keeps current parking rules for campers, other vehicles (04/16/08)
Le Mars City Council members Tuesday agreed to let lay the present code restrictions as they pertain to accessory vehicles like campers. The action came as Le Mars Mayor Dick Kirchoff expressed his appreciation to the numerous citizens who have contacted him or members of the council with their views on the issue or presented their concerns at earlier council sessions...
Le Mars golf downs R-U, L-B (04/16/08)
The Le Mars boys' golf team used its knowledge of its home course to overcome the windy conditions on Tuesday afternoon as they defeated Remsen-Union and Lawton-Bronson in a non-conference dual. The Bulldogs' sophomore Tanner Dowling was the overall medalist as he carded a 39. Le Mars, now 3-1, won the dual with a team score of 176, followed by L-B with a 187. R-U finished five strokes behind L-B with a 192 and is now 1-2...
Hinton girls top Gehlen through high winds (04/16/08)
Hinton's girls' golf team kept their dual record perfect as they won a double-dual against Le Mars Gehlen and Boyer Valley at Deer Run Golf Course in Hinton. The Blackhawks won the dual with a team score of 191 while the Lady Jays tallied a score of 210. Boyer Valley finished with a 212...
Runner-up Frericks leads R-U to fourth place finish (04/16/08)
Gina Frericks battled to the end in Sloan Monday. At the end of nine holes, the Remsen-Union junior was all knotted up with West Monona's Cassie Stukenholtz at eight over par with 44 strokes. Stukenholtz won the playoff to be named the meet medalist, leaving Frericks as the runner-up...
Panthers take fifth at MVC meet in Holstein (04/16/08)
The Maple Valley Conference golf meet at Holstein went off without a hitch on Monday afternoon as the Remsen-Union and Kingsley-Pierson boys team were both in action. K-P had the better finish on the day as they finished fifth but only five strokes out of first place. Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto won the meet with a 169 while K-P finished with a 174. R-U finished ninth with a team score of 187...
Lady 'Dogs golf drops duals at Spencer (04/16/08)
The Le Mars Community girls golf team made its delayed season debut Monday, dropping a pair of Lakes Conference duals to Sheldon and host Spencer at Spencer Country Club. The host Tigers finished the night 2-0 behind a team 197, collecting medalist and runner-up medalist honors as well. Emily Holck was the overall medalist with a 42 and teammate Kara Merchant was runner-up after firing a 51...
Blackhawks score War Eagle dual wins over GC, Spalding (04/16/08)
After dropping their first War Eagle Conference dual in over two years, the Hinton boys' golf team rebounded to win a WEC double-dual over Le Mars Gehlen and Spalding Catholic. On a windy day at Deer Run Golf Course in Hinton, the Blackhawks blasted the Jays 160 to 198. Spalding finished with a 208...
Bak wins trio of golds for third place Blackhawks (04/16/08)
Hinton senior Kinsey Bak won three of the Blackhawks' five gold medals at the Holstein Relays Monday night. Bak's top finishes in the 100 meter hurdles, long jump and high jump boosted Hinton's team score to a third place finish with 692 points. In the 100 hurdles, Bak finished in 15.83. She recorded jumps of 17-3.25 in the long jump and 5-0 in the high jump...
Lady 'Dogs tennis scores third straight Lakes victory at SL (04/16/08)
The Le Mars Community girls tennis team collected its third consecutive Lakes Conference dual win Tuesday on the road -and for the second time in that stretch, the victim was Storm Lake. The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Tornadoes April 7 for their first Lakes win of the year, then knocked off Cherokee Monday. The second win over Storm Lake - by 6-3 final tally - hiked Le Mars' Lakes mark to 3-2 following an 0-2 start...
Nicole and Jeremy Mayrose (04/16/08)
Nicole Lynn Boe and Jeremy David Mayrose were united in marriage Nov. 3, 2007, in an outdoor ceremony at Willow Creek Golf Course in Le Mars. Judge Jeff Neary officiated the 3:30 p.m. ceremony. Parents of the couple are Paul and Janis Otterson of Le Mars, Jeff and Staci Boe of Onaga, Kan., and Dave and Marilyn Mayrose of Le Mars...
Nicole and Jeremy Mayrose (04/16/08)
Klein-Pick (04/16/08)
Michael and Linda Klein of Remsen and Richard and Ann Pick of Le Mars announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Amy and Josh. The couple is planning a 2 p.m. ceremony on June 7, 2008, at St. Mary's Church in Remsen. The reception will immediately follow at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen...
Emily Faber, Jon Goodin (04/16/08)
Kathy and Jeff Faber of Le Mars, and Julie and Jim Goodin of Sloan announce the engagement of their children, Emily Faber and Jon Goodin. The couple is planning a July 26, 2008, wedding at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. Reception will be held at the Orpheum Theater, Sioux City...
Transparency - it's a good thing (04/16/08)
Iowa has a long and proud history of government operating in the open, with citizens having access to the workings of government. The laws that guide government are quite clear about what can and what can not be kept secret. There is a measure moving through the Iowa Legislature that will expand openness in government, as well as provide a true enforcement method for citizens that feel that laws regarding public records and public meetings have been violated. ...
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