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Stories from Monday, March 23, 2009

Plymouth County bids long-time supervisor farewell (03/23/09)
A Hinton man who served 31 years on the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors died Saturday. John R. "Jack" Spies, 82, died Saturday, March 21. Spies, also a long-time Hinton businessman, was the epitome of community involvement. He served eight terms with the supervisors and also eight years on the Hinton City Council, plus 26 years with the Hinton Volunteer Fire Department. He also served as a member of the Hinton Community Civic Club, the Merrill Lions Club, and the Triangle Masonic Lodge...
Man survives stomach stabbing in Merrill (03/23/09)
A 28-year-old man was allegedly stabbed in the abdomen early Monday morning in rural Merrill but escaped with non-life-threatening injuries. Jesse Jennings, 28, of rural Merrill, was stabbed by Blake Adam Roberts, 18, at a rural Merrill home apparently regarding a domestic situation, according to the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office...
City gets good news on rec. trail, 7th Avenue bids (03/23/09)
City Administrator Scott Langel told the Le Mars City Council last week that bids submitted to the state for two city project appear to be comfortably under engineers' estimates. T. R. Harris Construction, Inc. , Homer, Neb., contractor for several earlier Le Mars projects, is the apparent low bidder on both the Sixth Avenue West sidewalks near Le Mars Community School and the Seventh Avenue East project...
They're back: Bald eagles showing their faces around Le Mars (03/23/09)
Last week, Le Mars' airport manager Earl Draayer spotted seven bald eagles perched in the same tree. A driver reported seeing a dozen of the birds in trees along the Floyd River. We shouldn't be too surprised, according to Plymouth County Naturalist Victoria Shamblen...
Program focuses on raising resilient children (03/23/09)
A national and international lecturer, Dr. Robert Brooks, will present a program "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents" in Le Mars Wednesday, March 25. The program will be held at the Le Mars Community Middle School Auditorium from 6 to 8 p.m. and is sponsored by Floyd Valley Hospital...
City plans hydrant flushing (03/23/09)
The City of LeMars Water Department will be flushing hydrants on Tuesday. They will start at 8 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. if applicable. The flushing will begin in the southwest part of town starting Tuesday. The city will also be flushing on Wednesday and Thursday in that southwest region...
Rodgers leads R-U at WVC indoor (03/23/09)
The Western Valley Conference gave its track squads the chance to get an early season tuneup on Saturday as Buena Vista University in Storm Lake hosted the league indoor meet. "I thought it was awesome," R-U coach Colin Youde said of the day. "We ran really well and had some great results."...
Panthers record solid times in season debut (03/23/09)
The Western Valley Conference track season got underway on Saturday as Kingsley-Pierson and Remsen-Union made the trek to Storm Lake to participate in the WVC Meet at Buena Vista University. The Panthers were led by Joe Turner and Tyler Campbell who each placed first in their heats...
Patrick Kelly (03/23/09)
Patrick L. Kelly, 75, of Le Mars, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Visitation with family and sharing of memories of Pat will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. A private family service will take place later...
Ruby Mae Lamb (03/23/09)
Ruby Mae Lamb, 88, of Raleigh, N.C., and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at the Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh, N.C. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. ...
Timothy Allen Nilles (03/23/09)
Tim Nilles, 51, of Knoxville, died Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Knoxville Hospital and Clinics surrounded by family and friends after a hard fought battle with cancer. Tim was born May 9, 1957 in Le Mars,the son of Walter and Vera Mae (Schilmoeller) Nilles. He was married to Theresa Marie Wiederholt June 25, 1976 in Oyens. He was raised in the Remsen area and graduated from St. Mary's Catholic school...
John R. 'Jack' Spies, Hinton businessman, county supervisor, dies at 82 (03/23/09)
John R. "Jack" Spies, 82, of Hinton, died Saturday, March 21, 2009. Jack Spies was born Oct. 11, 1926 in Sioux City, the son of Phillip and Anita (Buenger) Spies. Jack married Dorothy Shaw Oct. 24, 1947, in Sioux City. He was a lifelong Hinton area resident...
Mary P. Trometer (03/23/09)
Mary P. Trometer, 85, of Farmington, Ill., and formerly of rural Merrill, died Friday, March 20, 2009, at her home in Farmington. Mary P. Trometer was born Oct. 15, 1923, at rural Hinton, the daughter of Henry and Clara (Larson) Vehe. She graduated from Sioux City Central High School. She married Glen V. Trometer on Oct. 11, 1941, in Blair, Neb...
Crystal ball still cloudy (03/23/09)
Bankers responding to the Rural Mainstreet survey, taken monthly in 11 plains states say that their is some good news about the economy, but the future is far from clear. Bankers in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming participate in the survey, which looks at farmland values, farm equipment sales confidence in the economy six months from now, new hires, retail sales, homes sales and banking activity. ...
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