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Stories from Friday, May 23, 2008

Avenue of Flags honors 1,060 veterans (05/23/08)
The following is the roster of 1,060 flags that will be placed on the Avenues of Flags on the lawn of the Plymouth County Courthouse on Memorial Day 2008. New flags will be dedicated during the Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 26. Those honored with flags in their memory are:...
Memorial Day services set for area communities (05/23/08)
Plymouth County American Legion and V.F.W. posts will join with others across the United States in Memorial Day services Monday, May 26, to honor the U.S. men and women who died in military service for their country. Seven communities in Plymouth County will hold special services...
Le Mars woman's unusual gift keeps baby alive (05/23/08)
Staci Wiltgen made a decision that could very well save a complete stranger's life. The Le Mars mother of four gave one of her own kidneys to a 15-month-old baby girl named Raegan after only reading about her on the Internet. Now a talkative, bouncy Raegan, who spent the first month of her life in a coma and has barely been outside of hospitals, will get to go home to Raleigh, N.C. with her parents for the first time ever...
Kingsley funeral director charged with financial felonies (05/23/08)
A Kingsley funeral home director and owner was arrested for allegedly mishandling more than $161,000 from funeral homes where he used to be partner, according to the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office. Mark Francis Rohde, 49, faces charges of theft in the first degree for supposedly taking property belonging to Mauer-Johnson-Earnest Funeral Homes, Inc. ...
Strong winds ripped through the area leaving damage in its wake (05/23/08)
Strong wind gusts downed trees and and caused a blip in electricity early Friday morning for some Le Mars customers. Mark Reinders, communications manager at MidAmerican Energy, said the outage started at 5:35 a.m. and power was restored by 6:40 a.m...
Brunsville Veterans Memorial to be dedicated (05/23/08)
Members of McHale-Heeren-Wilkens American Legion Post 724 along with volunteers from the Brunsville area are putting the finishing touches on the Brunsville Area Veterans Memorial. The engraved stones were set into place Wednesday afternoon on a lot across the street from the Legion Hall...
Bricks for sale cement memories of former school (05/23/08)
Four generations of one family's footsteps through the halls of the old St. Joseph School will be remembered. Dolores Woll-Hall and her mother, aunt, children and grandchildren all attended school there and want to preserve those memories by purchasing bricks as part of Gehlen Catholic School's "A Step In Time with the Old St. Joseph School Brick Campaign."...
Brunsville farmer readies annual tractor display (05/23/08)
A Brunsville couple is shining up their tractors for a Memorial Day display. Bill and Janice Renken will have their Allis-Chalmers tractors lined up on their farmstead on the south side of Brunsville for visitors to see this weekend. Renken started his love of tractors with his dad's 1940 WC Allis-Chalmers, the first tractor he drove...
Jays roll over Panthers in opener (05/23/08)
Gehlen Catholic's baseball team got the best of area rival Kingsley-Pierson on Thursday afternoon as the Jays beat the Panthers in five innings by a 15-5 score. Gehlen, playing in its home opener, got the fireworks going early by knocking in seven runs in the first inning to chase K-P's Chris Olsen out of the game. ...
Lady 'Dogs top Sioux Center for first win (05/23/08)
The Le Mars' softball team had its home debut Thursday night and gave the home crowd a reason to cheer as they beat Sioux Center 3-2 and earned their first win of the season. Jordan Heidebrink was the winning pitcher for the Bulldogs as she scattered five hits and allowed just two runs while walking two. Heidebrink went the distance and struck out two in the win...
3A No. 7 SBL deals Hinton first loss, 4-1 (05/23/08)
Lexi Matthey tossed a two-hitter with 14 strikeouts as Class 3A No. 7-ranked Sergeant Bluff-Luton defeated Hinton 4-1 in a War Eagle Conference softball opener Thursday in Sergeant Bluff. The Blackhawks came into the game 2-0 on the season, but struggled to find offensive opportunities against the SB-L all-conference hurler...
Blackhawks no-hit in home debut (05/23/08)
Levi Keleher and Cody Skinner combined for no-hitter as Lawton-Bronson spoiled Hinton's baseball home opener with a 2-0 win Thursday in non-conference play at Diediker Field. Keleher and Skinner overshadowed a fine performance on the mound from Hinton sophomore Adam Struve, who tossed a four-hitter in his varsity debut...
Smith tosses perfect game, homers in season-opening win for A-W (05/23/08)
Kayla Smith had a perfect game. And Class 2A No. 4-ranked Akron-Westfield opened its season with a win. Remsen St. Mary's played host Thursday night in their fourth straight game this week. The Hawks fell 12-0 to A-W, dropping their record to 2-2 while giving the Lady Westerners a 1-0 start...
Lady Panthers drop opener at BC-IG (05/23/08)
Kingsley-Pierson lost 3-0 on the road to Battle Creek-Ida Grove Thursday. But Coach Pat Henrich was impressed with the Lady Panther's defensive effort. "Defensively, we did really well," he said. "Jen Henrich got us out of a couple error innings." K-P played their first game after only three practices with a full team, unlike their opponent, BC-IG, who had two games behind them coming into Thursday night's match-up...
Akron-Westfield baseball falls to 0-2 with 13-6 loss at Sioux Center (05/23/08)
The Akron-Westfield baseball team dropped to 0-2 on the season as they lost at Sioux Center by a score of 13-6. Sophomore Derek Appley started the game on the mound and allowed two runs in the first inning before being chased from the game in the second after giving up six hits. Appley did not record an out in the second inning before giving way to Tyler Johnson...
Melvin H. Ludwig (05/23/08)
Melvin H. Ludwig, 81, of Merrill, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Melvin Herbert Ludwig was born May 13, 1927 at Lutheran Hospital in Sioux City, the son of Herbert C. and Kate (Casper) Ludwig. Melvin was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton. ...
Elwood 'Woody' Meister (05/23/08)
Elwood "Woody" Meister, 65, of Owatonna, Minn., died Monday, May 19, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., after a three-year about with liver disease. Woody was born near Kingsley on April 15, 1943, the son of Lee and Hazel (Pierce) Meister. ...
Sylvia and Tom Hansen (05/23/08)
Tom and Sylvia Hansen of Hinton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2008, at the Hinton Community Hall. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the open house. The couple requests no gifts...
Memorial Day: Remember the reason (05/23/08)
"These heroes are dead. They died for liberty - they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. ...
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