[Masthead] ~ 64°F  
High: 83°F ~ Low: 54°F
Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Stories from Thursday, May 22, 2008

Administrator trims time at city hall, staff adapts (05/22/08)
Personal circumstances have scaled back City Administrator and Engineer Scott Langel's presence at city hall. While Langel has continued to be active in city projects, the city staff is also making some adjustments. "Projects that were planned are still in the plan," Mayor Dick Kirchoff said. "We've moved some projects around priority-wise."...
Volunteers needed to prepare Avenue of Flags (05/22/08)
American Legion Wasmer Post members are seeking volunteers to help with preparation and setup of the Avenue of Flags at the Plymouth County Courthouse lawn for Memorial Day. Volunteers are needed at 8 a.m. Saturday to help place the half staffs. The job requires individuals to be on the ground to locate the staff holders. Volunteers should bring gloves, metal detectors and long, large screwdrivers...
Non-bargaining employee pay range schedule gets council nod (05/22/08)
Members of the Le Mars City Council Tuesday took the first step in increasing performance-based salaries for the city's non-bargaining employees next year. The council approved the pay ranges for the employees the fiscal year 2009, indicating potential raises of 3.75 percent. The actual raises will depend on the results of performance reviews for each employee...
Council approves 2007-2008 budget amendment package (05/22/08)
The 2007-2008 budget amendment received official approval Tuesday from Le Mars City Council members following public hearing with no public comment. The major share of the nearly $3.4 million amendment package, city finance director Bill Cole said, is allotted 90 percent to the area of capital projects...
A labor of honor (05/22/08)
The line of white stones in a section of Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars will shine a little brighter this Memorial Day. A section of Block 13 in Le Mars Memorial Cemetery is set aside for burial of veterans. After talking with American Legion Wasmer Post members at their recent meeting, Stan Culley of Le Mars volunteered to clean the stones...
Our Dreams: Class of 2008 (05/22/08)
Reel life: Faber pursues dream to direct films Editor's Note: This is the first story in a series looking at what plans and dreams local members of the graduating class of 2008 hope to pursue. In a world literature class, Steve Faber learned that every story that can be told has already been written...
Hawks come from behind to steal win (05/22/08)
Remsen St. Mary's collected its second win of the season after a dramatic come from behind 3-2 win over Storm Lake St. Mary's on Wednesday afternoon. Heading into the sixth inning of play, the young Hawks squad found themselves down 2-0. However, the team showed its true maturity by rallying to push one score across the plate, making it a one-run game...
Jentz leads Lady Jays by Wolverines (05/22/08)
Hinton softball improves to 2-0 with win at MVAO (05/22/08)
After winning easily Monday afternoon against River Valley in an 11-0 blowout, the Hinton Blackhawks had a much tougher opponent in Maple Valley-Anton-Oto but won in dramatic fashion. With the Blackhawks up 11-9, the host Rams were threatening to tie the game with runners in scoring position at second and third with only one out. However, senior Shelby Birocci earned the save by getting the next batter to pop out to second base then struck out the third out to end the game...
Hawks win wild one over SL St. Mary's (05/22/08)
Sometimes games end with a dramatic home run or strikeout. Other times, it's utter chaos. Such was the case for Remsen St. Mary's Wednesday as the Hawks defeated Storm Lake St. Mary's 17-7 in five innings of non-conference baseball at Marv Thelen Field...
Ruhland helps Sharks win opener (05/22/08)
The Iowa Sharks football season got underway on Saturday afternoon in Sutherland when the Minnesota Valley Wolfpack came to town. Former Le Mars Bulldog Al Kolar got the Sharks rolling by recovering a fumble on the opening kick-off. On the very next play, Sharks' running back Dave Perrigo took the hand-off and went 21 yards for the score to give the hosts an early lead...
Blackhawks shut out in opener at MOC-FV (05/22/08)
Lathen Hasler's second-inning single was all the offense the Hinton baseball team could muster Tuesday in a season-opening 10-0 five-inning loss at MOC-Floyd Valley. The Blackhawks - playing without six team members - struggled to find offense in support of starting pitcher Ryan Wenzel...
Harold Rees (05/22/08)
Harold Rees, 94, of Mountain Lake, Minn., died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Collier Hospice Center in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Harold Edwin Rees was born Sept. 13, 1913, in his parental home in Elgin, Township, Plymouth County, near Seney. He was the third child of Gwyllium William and Emma Mathilda (Detloff) Rees. ...
Memorial Day already? Time for a picnic (05/22/08)
You can feel it in the air, it's almost here. Graduation ceremonies are over, schools will soon dismiss for the year, the days are becoming warmer and baseball and softball seasons are underway. Yes, even though it won't be "official" for a month, summer has arrived. Some time between graduation and Memorial Day, all of the plants and trees explode with color, filling out with blossoms and leaves...
Something to think about at driver's ed (05/22/08)
Schools have already or will soon be dismissing for the year all over Plymouth County. This means the seasonal adjustment in traffic patterns near schools after 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. will begin, and drivers will need to be on the lookout for children on bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards and assorted other modes of transportation...
Front cover

Browse full calendar