2008 Akron Scarecrow Festival (09/22/08)
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2008 Akron Scarecrow Festival (09/22/08)
Vintage harvest: Dittmers' vineyard produces juicy crop (09/22/08)
With a juicy plop, a bunch of grapes falls into a heaping pail of the purple fruit. All around, people are talking, laughing, and clipping away at loaded branches of grape vines. It's Sunday and it's harvest time at Barry and Brenda Dittmers' vineyard in Hinton...
Negotiations begin on new Wells' Dairy labor contract (09/22/08)
Negotiations are underway on a contract that impacts about 1,400 hourly manufacturing employees at Wells' Dairy in Le Mars. "A corporate team is sitting down and meeting with an employee team," said Dave Smetter, spokesman for the ice cream and novelty company...
Hinton School Board steps closer to using eminent domain (09/22/08)
Last week Hinton School Board members moved forward to possibly try to obtain agricultural land through eminent domain by scheduling a public hearing in November. "It's a necessary step before we would be able to actually pursue the possible use of eminent domain," said Robert Held, Hinton School Board president...
Bulldogs roll out the red carpet for Homecoming 2008 (09/22/08)
Le Mars Community Schools students will be strutting their Bulldog spirit this week. It's homecoming time, and LCS's 2008 theme is "Rollin out the red carpet." Students and staff will be stylin' all week long, starting Monday with a bit of peace, love and groovin' tie dye for Hippie Day. ...
Lady Jays fourth at West Sioux tourney (09/22/08)
Gehlen Catholic rebounded from a tough loss at home Tuesday evening to West Sioux by posting a 2-2 record at the West Sioux tournament Saturday. That 2-2 record was good for the Lady Jays to finish fourth overall after falling 2-1 to Woodbury Central in the consolation match...
Blackhawks fall 14-12 in overtime (09/22/08)
It all came down to extra points for Hinton and Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Friday night. After each team missed a PAT in the first half, the game remained tied 6-6 through the second half, forcing overtime. But it was the Hawks who came out on top, sealing their victory in overtime with a two-point conversion to take a 14-6 lead. The Blackhawks failed to match the two-point attempt on their next score, falling 14-12 in the end...
K-P netters win BC-IG tournament (09/22/08)
After finishing second at the Battle Creek-Ida Grove tournament last fall with a loss to Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Kingsley-Pierson enjoyed a clean sweep of the tournament Saturday, posting a 4-0 record on the day to claim the championship. The Lady Panthers faced Odebolt-Arthur first thing Saturday morning, defeating the Western Valley Conference opponent 2-0...
'Dogs down Monarchs for first win of season (09/22/08)
The Le Mars football team got a much needed victory on the road Friday night when they traveled to Denison and beat the Denison-Schleswig Monarchs 12-7 in district play. After starting the season 0-3, the Bulldogs used tough defense and a solid running game to win their first game and earned a tough district win...
Rockets roll to second straight win on the road at Whiting (09/22/08)
For the second week in a row, the Remsen-Union football team put up huge numbers on the scoreboard while shutting out their opponent as they blasted Whiting 47-0 on the road. After putting up 50 points against Charter Oak-Ute, the Rockets used a total team effort to stifle the Warriors as they improved to 2-0 in the district and 3-1 overall...
St. Mary's stomps Spalding 52-30 in district battle (09/22/08)
It was a battle of fierce rivals as Remsen St. Mary's took on Spalding Catholic on the gridiron this past Friday. However, St. Mary's took the fight out of the Spartans early as they rolled to a 52-30 win. "I was very happy with the outcome," said RSM's Ken Hajek. "I know we have a lot of things to improve on both sides of the ball but I was happy with the effort. I think we can use this next week on a few more fundamentals on both sides of the ball before the next game."...
Nancy Gabel (09/22/08)
Nancy Gabel, 62, a resident of Plymouth Manor Care Center in LeMars, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Sept. 21, 2008, at Plymouth Manor. Funeral arrangements are pending at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Evan D. Klemme (09/22/08)
Evan D. Klemme, 5-week old son of Daniel and Jennifer (Bernard) Klemme of Akron, died suddenly Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at his home in Akron. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. The Rev. Tanya Sherrill and the Rev. ...
Helen Marion Reuter (09/22/08)
Helen Marion Reuter of Morgan Hill, Calif., daughter of former County Recorder, Marie Jahn, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, with her 10 children by her side. Helen was born in Merrill on Oct. 30, 1922, and lived in Le Mars for many years. In 1957, she and her husband Joseph (Fritz) moved to San Jose, Calif., then to nearby Morgan Hill, in 1974...
Linda Lee Ruden (09/22/08)
Linda Lee Ruden, 57, of Estherville, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at Avera McKennan hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Linda was born on Sept. 5, 1951, in Estherville, the daughter of Darold and Phyllis (Martin) Griffith. She lived in Estherville her entire life where she graduated from high school in 1969. She met the love of her life on the first day of college and Herb and Linda celebrated their 37th anniversary on May 1, 2008...
LOST in transition? (09/22/08)
The Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) has been used to fund many worthwhile projects during its existence. Everything from buildings to memorials to community betterment projects, the pennies have helped make the county a better place to live. Ideally, when projects receive funding, they are able to be completed quickly and the funds are used for the project. Sometimes, life doesn't work out that way...