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Stories from Tuesday, September 9, 2008

IML Container to expand in industrial park (09/09/08)
A Le Mars manufacturer that makes plastic containers for products like ice cream and butter will have its own permanent home in the industrial park. IML Containers Iowa, which has been leasing space in Le Mars since it began operation in 2006, is planning to build a 63,000-square-foot facility...
Restaurant waste oil makes cleaner, cheaper fuel (09/09/08)
Brad Wiltman pays $2.15 a gallon for fuel that he makes from waste cooking oil. The Le Mars wanted to save money when it came to rising gas prices, which at the pump are currently hovering around $3.40 a gallon. That's why he decided in June to start making fuel with a 50-50 blend of diesel and used cotton and canola oil, which he purchases from Taco John's...
Siouxland veterans flown to memorial in D.C. (09/09/08)
The Honor Flight began as a flicker of light three years ago and has grown into a beacon, thanks to retired Air Force Captain Earl Morse of Springfield, Ohio. It was Morse who flew World War II veterans to see the Memorial, the latter of which was built, completed, and dedicated to them in May 2004. ...
Community Foundation accepting grant applications (09/09/08)
Applications for grant funding from The Community Foundation of Greater Plymouth County are due Oct. 1, 2008. The foundation is calling for grant applications from all communities in Plymouth County. Areas of emphasis include: Children, Youth & Families, Community Betterment, Health & Human Services, Education, Environment, and Arts & Culture...
Homeowner gets approval for wind turbine (09/09/08)
A man in southern Plymouth County received approval Monday to install a 30-foot wind turbine on his property to help power his house. Craig Carrell, of Sioux City, sought a conditional use permit from the Plymouth County Board of Adjustment to build the wind generator on his property just north of Sioux City in Perry Township near county road C-80...
Rasmussen returns to lead Bulldog runners in 2008 (09/09/08)
Despite losing nine of his runners from last year, Le Mars' boys cross country coach Al Engebretson is pretty excited for his Bulldogs to start the new year. "I'm very excited about the season," said Engebretson. "I lost about nine runners from last year - some to graduation, others to injury and we lost a foreign exchange student - we kind of downsized after that."...
Lady 'Dogs roll to 8-0 by defeating E-Hawks (09/09/08)
A 3-0 victory over Emmetsburg Tuesday night kept Le Mars' winning streak rolling as the Lady Bulldogs cruised to 8-0 overall while winning their first Lakes Conference match. Despite some power from the E-Hawks' middle hitter, Susan Irwin's squad won three straight games, two by over five points each...
Westerners roll over Falcons 26-7 (09/09/08)
Akron-Westfield football fans packed the visitor's side of the West Sioux football field on a cool, crisp Friday night as the Westerners rushed their way to a 26-7 victory over the Falcons. Both teams showed off solid defense in the first half, holding each other off and leaving the scoreboard empty at half-time...
Hinton preps with mental strengths (09/09/08)
Hinton cross country coach Mark Wilson wants his runners to be more than just physically in shape; he wants them to be mentally tough. "We had a discussion earlier last week about if we could just get people to get mentally tough, we could potentially have a good season," Wilson said. "I don't know where that's going to lead us at this time, but we do have some promise."...
Rockets increase numbers from 2007 with new runners (09/09/08)
With two girls and four boys, the Remsen-Union cross country team numbers are small, but coach Tim Rogers is more than pleased with the turnout. "That's more than we had last year, so [cross country] is coming along here," Rogers said. On the girls' side, the Lady Rockets return senior Kayla Reuter, running for her second year. Katie Langel joins her this season; the sophomore is competing for the first time...
Le Mars Sprint Triathlon Results 2008 (09/09/08)
More than 150 people competed in the second annual Le Mars Sprint Triathlon Saturday, Sept. 6. They swam 300 meters, biked 11 miles and ran 3.1 miles. More than 100 people finished the race as individuals, and 14 teams also competed. Team Results: Place, Name, City, State, Race No., Time...
Ronald D. Benshoff (09/09/08)
Ronald D. Benshoff, 77, of Marcus, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2008, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Ronald's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Lucille S. Husman (09/09/08)
Lucille S. Husman, 93, of Merrill, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church in Merrill. The Rev. Peter Boe will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. ...
Ralph A. Schweitzberger (09/09/08)
Ralph A. Schweitzberger, 96, of Kingsley, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at the Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley. The Rev. Roger Kurtenbach will officiate. ...
Jodie Schachelford (09/09/08)
Jodie Schachelford, 47, of Le Mars, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008 at the Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Neb., from injuries sustained in a motor cycle accident in July 2003. Jodie Sue Iverson was born July 11, 1961, at Redfield, S.D., the daughter of Daryl and Delores (White) Iverson. ...
Getting their due (09/09/08)
"We can't all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by." -- Will Rogers The Second World War was a turning point in American and world history. The defeat of the fascist powers Germany, Italy and Japan took six years and countless amounts of money, material and lives...
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