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Stories from Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Choose alternate route for landfill route (09/17/08)
Thursday, Sept. 18, the railroad will be working on the tracks along highway 60 and 150th street. Please use and alternate route to the landfill.
Friends on the farm (09/17/08)
Computers don't make writing class extinct -- yet (09/17/08)
E-mails. Text messages. Computer documents. The typed word is encroaching on the handwritten note as a form of communication and work in the everyday world. Around the nation, some school leaders are pushing handwriting (also known as printing) and cursive down on their priority chains...
Council gives go-ahead for downtown intersection patch-up (09/17/08)
Le Mars City Council members took a walk during their Tuesday meeting to go inspect the Plymouth Street and Central Avenue crossing, then agreed to temporary repairs for that intersection. The repair, as approved at Tuesday's council session, calls for removal of the decorative bricks on the four Plymouth Street walkways, at the east and west edges of the intersection. They will be replaced with asphalt...
Supervisors delay decision to repair floors at Pride Group home (09/17/08)
The Plymouth County Supervisors put the matter of restroom floor repairs at a residential facility operated by Pride Group Inc. on hold Tuesday. The supervisors directed Mike Porter, CEO of Pride Group, to obtain a firm cost estimate to fix floors in four showers and two bathrooms at the residential care facility (RCF) on Highway 3...
Supervisors to decide if LOST can be used for museum repairs (09/17/08)
The Plymouth County Historical Museum's chimney is crumbling. Judy Bowman, museum administrator, via letter asked the Plymouth County Supervisors' permission to use $1,000 of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) money for the repairs. Museum board members originally asked for the $1,000, already awarded, to replace a shattered glass backboard in the museum's gymnasium...
Council considers concrete pads around in-lawn manholes (09/17/08)
Concrete parking pads around in-lawn manholes may be appearing soon in isolated areas of the city, Le Mars City Administrator Scott Langel said Tuesday. The City of Le Mary is considering laying concrete pads in an attempt to cut down on possible yard damage from inspection vehicles while checking manholes recently placed on or near yards, Langel said...
Smoking law leaves city with cigarette clean up (09/17/08)
Le Mars Councilman Rex Knapp suggested the main entrance of the Le Mars Convention Center can, come weekends, resemble a pig sty. "It looks hideous, terrible," Knapp said during Tuesday's city council session describing what he said was the littering of the area with cigarette butts left by the weekend crowds...
Hinton netters sweep A-W 3-0 (09/17/08)
It was a battle of War Eagle Conference rivals when Hinton traveled to Akron on Tuesday. However, the Blackhawks took most of the fight out of the Lady Westerners as they cruised to a 3-0 win. It was one-sided victory for Hinton in the first game as they shot out to a 10-3 lead and continued to shut down A-W. After increasing their lead to 22-6, the Blackhawks put a stamp on the game by winning three of the next six points to pull out a convincing 25-9 win...
Falcons dig up 3-1 win over Lady Jays (09/17/08)
The Gehlen Catholic Lady Jays suffered a tough loss on their home court Tuesday evening, dropping a War Eagle Conference match 3-1 to West Sioux. The Falcons shot off right away, winning game one 25-17. In game two, West Sioux led early but the Lady Jays rallied back and the final points of the game were a back-and-forth battle before the Falcons took the 27-25 win...
St. Mary's rolls over MMC 3-0 (09/17/08)
Last fall, a win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn was the lone victory of the season for the Remsen St. Mary's volleyball team. This fall, however, the Hawks already had three wins under their belt, including a win in the War Eagle Conference, when they faced off with the Eagles Tuesday night. And after that face-off, RSM added another win to their record, sweeping the match 3-0 and improving to 2-1 in the WEC...
R-U falls to O-A in game five (09/17/08)
Tuesday night marked another tough battle for Remsen-Union. After dropping game one 25-13 to Odebolt-Arthur, the Lady Rockets bounced back in game two with a 26-24 victory. R-U wasn't finished as they strung in another win, grabbing game three 25-22...
Ninth-ranked Theisen beats season best time at Storm Lake in second straight win (09/17/08)
Le Mars Community's Maddie Theisen, ranked ninth in Class 3A cross country rankings, put her reputation on the line at a meet at Storm Lake on Tuesday night. And for the second week in a row, the junior didn't disappoint as she cruised to her second consecutive first place finish. Theisen beat her season best set at the Gary Meyer Invitational last week by setting a new season best with a 15:34 finish...
Arden 'Lefty' Anderson (09/17/08)
Arden "Lefty" Anderson, 78, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars with military honors provided by American Legion Wasmer Post #241. ...
Elliott C. Lee (09/17/08)
Elliott C. Lee, 87, of Spirit Lake, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake. Elliott Clayton Lee was born Nov. 15, 1920, in Jordan Township, near Soldier, the son of Elmer and Anna Thompson Lee. Elliott attended school in Soldier, graduating with the class of 1939. He then went on to further his education at Grand Island School of Business. Upon completion, he worked as deputy county recorder at Onawa...
Darlene M. Van Voorst (09/17/08)
Darlene M. VanVoorst, 80, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept.16, 2008, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Lavonne E. Buss (09/17/08)
Lavonne E. Buss, 86, of Le Mars, died suddenly Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at her home in Le Mars. Lavonne Evelyn Criswell was born July 2, 1922, on the family farm near Seney, the daughter of Wilbur and Lila (Darville) Criswell. When she was a young girl, her father died as a result of a farm accident. ...
Dolores M. Scott (09/17/08)
Dolores M. Scott of Merrill died Monday Sept. 15, 2008, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars at the age of 85. The former Dolores Mary Junker was born July 11, 1923, near Oyens in Remsen Township, Plymouth County, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret (Reard) Junker. She grew up near Oyens and graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1941. Prior to her marriage Dolores taught in a country school in Plymouth County for several years...
Jim and Brenda Baack (09/17/08)
Jim and Brenda Baack of Le Mars will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary at a dinner with their family on Sept. 21. Their children are Mallory, a college student at Dana College in Blair, Neb., and Madi, a freshman at Le Mars Community High School...
Manuel and Nancy Schulz (09/17/08)
Manuel and Nancy Schulz of Le Mars will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 20, 2008, with family and friends. They were married Sept. 20, 1958, at First Baptist Church in Le Mars. The couple has five children, Tami Kass of Le Mars, Lori Stone of Le Mars, Lisa Schulz of Minneapolis, Minn., Tim Schulz of Le Mars and Todd Schulz of Le Mars. They have seven grandchildren: Greg Kass, Christina Kass, Kevin Kass, Edjuan James MIller, Aniesa Schulz, Timothy John Schulz and Ebony Stone...
Giving up the 'good fight' (09/17/08)
We have been fortunate in Plymouth County have some excellent elected officials represent our interests in Des Moines. These men have come from all walks of life and backgrounds, which is what our founding fathers had in mind when citizen legislatures were created...
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