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Stories from Friday, April 18, 2008

The evolution of Prom (04/18/08)
It's springtime, 1972. Her dress is green and orange, puffy sleeves, a giant orange bow on the empire waistline. Linda Coulter is ready for prom. Fast forward to 2008. Students around Le Mars are wrapping up details for their proms. And there is not one puff sleeve to be found...
County will pay less than thought for new voting machines (04/18/08)
Plymouth County may not have to shell out as much money for new voting machines as originally thought. K. Kae Meyer, Plymouth County auditor, told the Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday that according to voting machine vendors the State of Iowa is expected to pick up the cost for 26 new machines. New federal requirements make the purchase necessary...
City to purchase DOT property for well, industrial lot (04/18/08)
Le Mars City Council members have, on recommendation of city staff, agreed to the city's purchase of a 42.45-acre tract of land south of 24th Street from the Iowa Department of Transportation. The purchase, at a cost of $80,000 or $1,885 per acre, will allow the city to have available "a link" for a future city well supply near 24th Street as well as the control of conservation land on both sides of the Floyd River, according to City Administrator Scott Langel...
Theatre funding request receives council approval (04/18/08)
Le Mars Community Theatre's ongoing Postal Playhouse renovation program got a boost Tuesday from the Le Mars City Council. Members approved the theatre's request for $22,447 to come from the Local Option Sales Tax funds along with $3,500 in-kind work by the public works department. Additional assistance, in the form of street lighting, is to be provided through the street light budget...
Federal funding for bridge replacement to expire in 2009 (04/18/08)
Infrastructure, especially bridges need to be replaced across the state and Plymouth County is no exception. It has approximately 460 bridges greater than 20 feet in width -- the most of any county in Iowa -- and many are in need of replacement. Nathan Vander Plaats, Sen. Tom Harkin's aid, met with county officials Wednesday to discuss cost to repair and replace bridges in Plymouth County and a proposed measure to keep federal funding in place...
One-tank wonders offered to Le Mars travelers (04/18/08)
National travel trends indicate people are taking shorter, more frequent trips and staying closer to home, according to Jessica O'Riley from the Iowa Tourism Office. The rising price of gas is becoming a strong factor in people's decisions to travel...
Jays first at Blackhawk Relays (04/18/08)
Spirit Lake a handful for Lady 'Dogs (04/18/08)
Spirit Lake brought the Le Mars Community girls tennis team's three-dual win streak in the Lakes Conference to a screeching halt Thursday, sweeping the Lady Bulldogs 9-0 at Le Mars. It was the second sweep of the season for Spirit Lake over the Lady Bulldogs and Le Mars' third loss by sweep overall - the other coming against Spencer April 3...
'Dogs golf drops pair of duals to Hull, E'burg (04/18/08)
The Le Mars' boys' golf team fell to 1-3 in the Lakes Conference after dropping a double-dual to Emmetsburg and Hull Western Christian on Thursday afternoon. Emmetsburg beat host HWC 164-169; The Bulldogs finished with a team score of 174 as they fell to 3-3 overall...
Heeren medalist in RSM girls' loss to SB-L (04/18/08)
The Remsen St. Mary's golf teams were almost back to full strength but it wasn't enough to give them the victories over visiting Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Thursday afternoon as the boys lost 160 to 194 and the girls dropped their dual 247 to 308. Jessica Heeren did her best to rally the Hawks back into team contention as she fired a 58 on the cold and wet afternoon. The senior's performance earned her the overall medalist honors...
A-W golfers dealt WEC losses by South O'Brien (04/18/08)
Akron-Westfield's boys and girls' golf teams dropped home War Eagle Conference duals on Thursday afternoon as South O'Brien came to town and swept the Westerners. The boys' squad was led by medalist Justin Koch but could not knock off the Wolverines who won the dual 165-171...
Lady Jays knock off WEC rival Unity (04/18/08)
Thursday was a good day for Gehlen girls golf. In their dual against Unity Christian at Landsmeer Golf Course in Orange City, the Lady Jays not only won the dual, 207 to 228, but also featured the medalist and the runner-up. Plus, these two golfers were able to knock significant strokes off their previous scores...
Le Mars boys tennis breaks even in Lakes (04/18/08)
With each passing day, the Le Mars Community boys tennis team gets just a little bit stronger. The Bulldogs rattled of their second straight Lakes Conference dual win Thursday, spanking Spirit Lake 7-2 on the road to reach .500 in the conference for the first time all season...
Marion Kellen (04/18/08)
Marion C. Kellen of Le Mars passed away peacefully at Floyd Valley Hospital on Wednesday April 16, 2008 at the age of 83. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 25, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Joyce M. Ohlendorf (04/18/08)
Joyce M. Ohlendorf, 61, of Remsen, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Joyce Marie Ohlendorf was born Sept. 9, 1946, in Le Mars, the daughter of Weldon Henry and Ida Louise (Kirchoff) Ohlendorf. She was baptized on Sept. 22, 1946, at Trinity Lutheran Church and confirmed on April 10, 1960, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Joyce lived most of her life on the family farm in Amherst Township, rural Cherokee County, Iowa...
Late night budgeting is worrisome (04/18/08)
As the federal income tax deadline passes and the Iowa income tax deadline approaches, people are focused on their finances. Many have changed their spending habits and adjusted their personal budgets, due to higher fuel and food costs. When average people have less money, they either find a way to earn more, spend less or borrow to make up the shortfall. That's the way budgets work...
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