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Stories from Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Winter no problem with bison herd (03/17/09)
Bison in The Nature Conservancy's Broken Kettle Grassland Preserve are thriving. Scott Moats, Broken Kettle Grasslands' preserve manager, said the bison, which moved into the preserve in October 2008, have survived the winter very well. He said there has been very little management of the herd with only a mineral supplement provided for the bison...
Students advance in NASA challenge (03/17/09)
Setting: NASA Building 9 at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Year: 7 March 2044 Assignment: Put together a proposal for "Arial," the first space settlement to orbit earth's moon Luna. The time frame: 19 hours. That's what 11 students from Le Mars Community and Gehlen Catholic High Schools were up against at the Annual Space Settlement Design Competition March 6 to 8 in Houston, Texas...
Enforcement project nets 13 MIPs (03/17/09)
Thirteen minors in possession of alcohol were ticketed Friday night during a special project conducted by the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office. The enforcement wave started at 9 p.m. and continued until 2:30 a.m. Officers handed out 21 tickets and 11 warnings during that time...
Mid-Sioux Opportunity awarded money for emergency food and shelter program (03/17/09)
Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. was awarded $5,642 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Plymouth County. A local board will determine how the funds awarded to Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area. The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program...
Grant to pay for more fire safety at Akron-Westfield school (03/17/09)
New fire safety equipment will be installed at the Akron-Westfield School, thanks to a federal grant. "We had quite a bit of work to do, things the fire marshal wanted done," Akron-Westfield Superintendent Ron Flynn said. "The acoustical wall covers in the band room and in the hall didn't meet fire standards, and he said he would shut us down if we didn't replace them. That got our attention."...
Starting spring in style: Local squads run at WEC Indoor (03/17/09)
With the mercury touching 70, it would appear that spring is well on its way. So where did the War Eagle Conference hold its first meet of the season? Inside of course. Akron-Westfield, Hinton, Gehlen and Remsen St. Mary's were among the competition at Dordt College on Monday afternoon as the spring sports season officially got underway...
Not an easy task (03/17/09)
The one-percent Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) that is paying for the Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center has also provided every community in the county, as well as the unincorporated areas of the county, funds to be used for other projects. Each community makes their own determination as to how the funds will be used...
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