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Stories from Thursday, October 2, 2008

All aboard: Steam engine roars into Le Mars (10/02/08)
History came to town on the rail Wednesday Chugging and steaming and tooting the whistle, all one million pounds of the steam engine Challenger rolled into Le Mars for a whistle stop on its five-state tour. Dozens of people gathered at the tracks to catch a look at the 1943 Union Pacific (UP) locomotive...
The Browns plan for Le Mars concert (10/02/08)
The Browns will be singing in Le Mars this weekend. The musical family is performing in concert at their home church, Le Mars Bible Church, 6:00 pm. Sunday, Oct. 5. The Browns will perform old favorites and songs from their brand new compact disc release "A New Day."...
Tax Increment Financing: A double edged sword for Le Mars? (10/02/08)
Editor's note: This is the first story in a series looking into how Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is working in Le Mars. Taxes on more than 60 percent of Le Mars commercial properties aren't going into the city's general fund. That money is being set aside to be used for economic development...
Public can speak on Girls Inc. bonds (10/02/08)
Girls Inc. received permission from Plymouth County supervisors in June to route $5.1 million in revenue bounds through the county to build a new center in Sioux City. The supervisors Tuesday scheduled a 10 a.m. Nov. 4 public hearing, which will be during their regular board meeting, inviting public comments on the agreement with Girls Inc...
Domestic Violence Awareness can protect victims (10/02/08)
This year in Iowa seven women, two men, four children and one bystander were murdered in Domestic Violence incidents. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to celebrate survivors and to honor those who have died at the hands of their abusers...
Memorial will honor Lauters' lifetime love of museum (10/02/08)
Laura Lauters' passion for the Plymouth County Historical Museum lives on. Lauters, 101, died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 30 at her grandson's home in Fremont, Neb. She will be remembered at an 11 a.m. memorial service Saturday at the the museum. "She used to be a cheerleader," said Judy Bowman, museum administrator. "That's what she was all the time for the museum."...
Blackhawks roll to 5-0 in WEC (10/02/08)
The Hinton volleyball squad continued its sweep of the War Eagle Conference Tuesday as the Blackhawks posted a 3-0 win over Spalding Catholic on the road in Granville to boost their league record to 5-0. "Coming off the weekend, it was a great game for us," Hinton coach Kate Ortegren said. The Blackhawks were coming off a handful of tough losses at the Sioux City East tournament Saturday...
Le Mars JV squad defeats Sheldon 25-14 (10/02/08)
The Le Mars sophomore football team continued to roll after a dominating 25-14 win over Sheldon on Monday afternoon. Despite being out-gained in yardage by the Orabs, the sophomores weren't really challenged until the fourth quarter when they were already up 25-0 on the hosts...
A-W drops WEC match 3-0 at SB-L (10/02/08)
Akron-Westfield found themselves on the wrong side of Tuesday's War Eagle Conference match with Sergeant Bluff-Luton. The Lady Westerners recorded a 3-0 loss to the Warriors to drop just below .500 - at 2-3 - in the league. Karly Groon paced the offense for A-W, with a team-high eight kills as the junior was error free in the attack column for the match. Jordan Harris added four kills from the outside position while Tasha DeRocher rained down a pair of kills...
Le Mars JH runners race at Spencer (10/02/08)
While the high school teams competed at Hull Western Christian on Tuesday afternoon, the Le Mars middle school cross country teams were competing at Spencer and both teams placed third overall in their classes. The boys' squad was led by Rodrigo Cobian who paced the team to a third place finish with 89 points. Spencer won the meet with 24 points while Spirit Lake took second with 57 points...
Rocket runners compete at HWC (10/02/08)
Laura L. Lauters (10/02/08)
Le Mars, Iowa - Laura L. Lauters, 101, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, September 30, 2008 in Fremont, Neb. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Plymouth County Historical Museum Auditorium, 335 First Ave. S.W., in Le Mars. The Rev. Dr. William Lewis will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the museum...
'You just keep thinkin' Butch. That's what you're good at.' (10/02/08)
I was shocked to hear of the passing of actor Paul Newman last week. Newman, 83 (can that possibly be right - 83?), lost his fight against cancer, dying at home with family and friends nearby. Funny thing about movie stars -- we see them in films, where they never will age, never will truly die, and we lose perception of the realities of life and death...
Fundraising in uncertain times (10/02/08)
The events on the national political and financial arena in the past week have been, to say the least, more than a little surreal. Watching financial institutions fail or get sold for pennies on the dollar has us all more than a little uneasy about the state of the economy...
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