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Stories from Friday, April 25, 2008

Prom at Park Place Estates 2008 (04/25/08)
Le Mars native captures musicians on canvas (04/25/08)
When Le Mars native Jonas Lynch delivered a giant portrait of hip-hop star Snoop Dogg to the musician himself, there was a message imbedded in the painting. Thousands of telephone numbers. Lynch, now living in Long Beach, Calif., plastered a canvas with the pages of a Long Beach phonebook, then painted a reverse image of Snoop Dogg's face in black paint. He left the highlights of the portrait unpainted, so the phonebook pages show through...
Plymouth County's strengths surprising in uncertain national economy (04/25/08)
Plymouth County is ahead of the game when it comes to economic development, despite an unstable national economy. The county's economy is in good shape because of its low unemployment and property tax rates, high wages and property tax valuations and continued business and residential growth, according to Gary Tucker, Plymouth County's economic director...
Absentee ballots for June 3 primary available (04/25/08)
Plymouth County voters who don't plan to be at the polls on June 3 for the primary election can apply now to get their absentee ballots. A registered voter may vote absentee in the auditor's office in the courthouse 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The auditor's office will also be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 24 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31...
Volunteers needed for food-packing event (04/25/08)
Two hours of your life can translate into hundreds of meals for malnourished people around the world. Gehlen Catholic School is seeking volunteers and sponsors for this year's Kids Against Hunger food-packaging project, planned for Friday, May 9. Volunteers will work alongside students and staff to pack, weigh and seal bags of dried rice and protein meals which will be shipped overseas, mainly to Honduras...
Le Mars 'lightened up' by more than 800 pounds (04/25/08)
They exercised for 10,551 hours. They walked and jogged for 42,205 miles. And they recorded 890 pounds of weight loss. The group that finished the Lighten Up Le Mars challenge Thursday night had a few reasons to celebrate. A total of 306 participants completed the 100-day challenge to exercise more and eat better. Joining up with one of 54 teams, some chose to record weight loss over the three months, and other teams recorded how many minutes they exercised...
Gehlen girls hand A-W third conference loss (04/25/08)
The Gehlen girls golf team enjoyed their fourth War Eagle Conference win Thursday. Even without the help of their seniors, who are on their senior trip, the Lady Jays were able to defeat Akron-Westfield, 214 to 244. Meet medalist Emily Tentinger led the Lady Jays with a 46...
RSM drops pair of WEC duals to South O'Brien (04/25/08)
The Remsen St. Mary's boys' golf team welcomed back senior leader Louis Pick but it wasn't enough as they dropped a dual with War Eagle Conference leader South O'Brien. The Wolverines took the dual 161-192 at Remsen Public Golf Course. South O'Brien's Kyle Petrich won the medal with his round of 38 while teammate Keith Brown took runner-up honors with a 40...
Groon sibs, Schaeuble compete at Drake Relays (04/25/08)
Three area athletes took part in the opening high school session of the 99th Annual Drake Relays Thursday in Des Moines. Five area athletes have qualified overall, including Akron-Westfield senior Kyle Groon in both the boys high jump and long jump...
Gehlen improves to .500 in conference with win over A-W (04/25/08)
When it rains, it pours. Fortunately for those who were brave enough to stand out in the cold rain, they caught an exciting War Eagle Conference golf dual between Gehlen Catholic and Akron-Westfield. The Jays and Westerners battled to the finish but in the end, it was Gehlen beating A-W by a mere two strokes, 182-184, as they improved to 3-3 in the WEC. With the loss, the Westerners drop to 1-3...
Robert M. Lesher (04/25/08)
Robert M. Lesher, 80, of Mesa, Ariz., died Feb. 3, 2008, in Mesa, Ariz., after a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson officiating. Visitation with the family present to greet friends will be from 1 p.m. ...
Helen E. Mansfield (04/25/08)
Helen E. Mansfield, 97, of Marcus, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Helen Ella Mansfield was born June 12, 1910, near Niobrara, Neb., the daughter of Henry and Ella (Vaughn) Blankenfeld. She was raised in the Bloomfield/Niobrara area where she graduated from high school. She later attended two years of Normal Training at Kearney, Neb...
Lyle Simons (04/25/08)
Lyle Simons, 82, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at his home near Kingsley. Carl Lyle Simons was born Oct. 19, 1925, at Fielding, Iowa, the son of Irvin and Inez (Lehman) Simons. He was raised in the Hawarden and Sheldon areas. Following his education, Lyle farmed in northwest Iowa. ...
It all changed April 20, 1999 (04/25/08)
Le Mars police have been busy making trips to the middle and high schools for the past three springs. The reason? Bomb threats. Thankfully, the threats were not true. The majority of the trips the police made were to investigate who left the notes. This spring has been troublesome, with two notes this month, the latest this week...
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