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Stories from Thursday, May 15, 2008

Local drug task force not affected by federal cuts (05/15/08)
Federal cuts to a drug task force grant won't have much effect in Plymouth County. Plymouth County Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo said those moneys were used for drug investigations, paying informants and purchasing drugs. "We have our own drug funds that we use," he said...
Rural appraisals continue this spring, assessor says (05/15/08)
The Plymouth County Assessor, Bob Heyderhoff would like to remind the public that inspections of all rural dwellings in Plymouth County are taking place. This process was begun last fall. The purpose of the reappraisal program is to equalize property assessments so that each taxpayer is responsible for paying only his/her fair share of the property tax burden. ...
Powell ready to face new challenges after leaving Medical Associates (05/15/08)
Change is on its way for Dr. James Powell. Powell will resign from Medical Associates next week after serving almost 31 years in the Le Mars community as a family practice doctor. "Now that I'm 60 years of age if I'm going to do something different I better do it now," Powell said...
County schools hold graduation ceremonies (05/15/08)
Graduation ceremonies for four Plymouth County schools will be held this Sunday, May 18. Graduates at Le Mars Community High School, Gehlen Catholic High School, Akron-Westfield High School and Hinton Community High School will walk down the aisle to "Pomp and Circumstance" as they receive their diplomas...
Judge is considering probation for Bogenrief (05/15/08)
Mark Bogenrief's 10-year-prison sentence may be cut short. The 58-year-old Sutherland man pleaded guilty last February to sexually abusing a 14-year-old more than a decade ago. Bogenrief was sentenced to 10 years in prison and has been serving that sentence since July 30, 2007...
Seniors crack open the past with elementary school time capsule (05/15/08)
The world didn't blow up after all. As a 10-year-old on the eve of the year 2000, Morgan Bates wrote a letter to her future self, noting that some people were predicting just such an explosion. "Dear, Morgan in 2008," she wrote in her fourth-grade handwriting. "every boudy thinks the world is going to blue up."...
Blackhawks shoot for third straight state trip (05/15/08)
With a third straight trip looming for the Hinton Blackhawks boys' golf team, the squad isn't taking preparation lightly as they ready themselves for the district meet on Friday. Luckily, the Blackhawks will find themselves on a familiar course at the district meet when they will take a short trip north to play at Le Mars Municipal Golf Course...
2008 State Co-Ed Track Meet * Friday/Saturday Preview (05/15/08)
Friday Events Schedule Class 3A Boys 400-meter hurdles final * Friday - 9:40 a.m. Mitch Zenk (Le Mars Community) - Zenk will make his run his second event in the 2008 Iowa State Track Meet in the 400-meter hurdles after running in the shuttle hurdle. Zenk won his event at Orange City with a time of 56.58 which gives him the sixth seed in the second section of the race. His time at the district track meet was his season best and ties Kyle Rogers of Marion...
Lauretta J. McElhenie (05/15/08)
Lauretta J. McElhenie, 89, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Lauretta June Zastrow was born June 27, 1918 at Hamill, S.D., the daughter of August and Anna Marie (Simmons) Zastrow. Lauretta attended country school near Hamill. She was a waitress for more than 50 years having worked in restaurants in Las Vegas, Denver, Portland, North Platte, Jackson Hole, and Cheyenne through her career...
A glimpse of a golden moment (05/15/08)
"Now if all my golden moments Could be rolled into one They would shine just like the sun For a summer day And after it was over We could have it back again With credit to the editor For striking out the rain (very clean) And all it really needed Was the proper point of view" -- James Taylor, lyric, "Golden Moments"...
Why not a T&I booster club? (05/15/08)
Earlier this year, the Le Mars Community School Board, faced with declining enrollment and the rejection of the Instructional Support Levy (ISL) voted to cut next year's budget, cut $254,000 from the budget. Among the items cut from next year's budget was the welding portion of LCS' Trades and Industries (T&I) program. ...

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