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Stories from Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Nevada Senator speaks in Le Mars, denies presidential aspirations (06/02/09)
Republican U.S. Sen. John Ensign, of Nevada, spoke to a small crowd at the Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor Monday about the state of the Republican Party, health care, education, but denied intentions to run for president. "When you come to Iowa, there's a lot of speculation," Ensign said, regarding the supposition this visit is an early campaign stop for 2012...
A Hinton vintage: Couple opens winery (06/02/09)
The bundle of 400 grape vines that arrived at Barry and Brenda Dittmer's door nearly six years ago have come to fruit. This weekend, the rural Hinton couple opened the doors to Tucker Hill Winery, complete with seven varieties of wine. Around 300 people visited the winery and vineyard during the weekend grand opening to taste the fruit of the Dittmer's labor...
Schrunk gives support to Relay For Life (06/02/09)
LeRoy Schrunk is a cancer survivor. He is also the honorary chair for the 2009 Relay For Life of Plymouth County. Relay For Life is important to Schrunk especially after losing two brothers to the disease. "We need to fight against cancer and raise funds for research," said Schrunk, who has taken part in Plymouth County's Relay For Life for a number of years...
Always believe: Hanno celebrates gift store ownership (06/02/09)
A rural Le Mars woman is rising above a tragic accident to follow a new dream. Megan Hanno, who was seriously injured in a car accident in October 2003, now runs her own gift store which draws shoppers from as far away as the United Kingdom. "We started out small and now we've grown," she said...
SB-L shuts out Gehlen (06/02/09)
Amber Zortman confounded another Plymouth County team on Monday evening. Sergeant Bluff-Luton's newest pitcher allowed just two hits as the Warriors shut out Gehlen Catholic 7-0 in War Eagle Conference action Monday in Sergeant Bluff. Kayla Hatting and Kayla Holtgrewe each had a hit for the Lady Jays, who fall to 2-1 in the WEC with the loss...
'Dogs fall 6-5 in Lakes battle against Midgets (06/02/09)
Sometimes the baseball gods smile on a team. Sometimes they do not. Such was the case for the Le Mars baseball team on Monday as the 'Dogs dropped a 6-5 decision to visiting Estherville-Lincoln Central in Lakes Conference action. Starting pitcher Jay Penning was two outs from a complete-game victory when he saw his 5-2 lead evaporate in the top of the seventh...
R-U's Frericks in sixth after day one (06/02/09)
Gina Mae Frericks sat alone in sixth place after one day of competition at the state golf meet on Monday at American Legion Memorial Golf Course. Frericks' 84 was the top local score. Jocilyn Onnen of Grundy Center was in first place as she shot a 79...
Midgets spoil Lady Bulldogs' league record with 3-2 win (06/02/09)
Kirstie Ruhland and Natalie Miller made quite the pair on Monday evening as Le Mars dropped a 3-2 decision to Estherville-Lincoln Central. In the bottom of the fourth, Ruhland stepped up to the plate and belted a double to the fence. Soon after, it was Miller's turn and she brought the sophomore catcher home with an RBI single...
Panthers slide past Rockets in five (06/02/09)
The Kingsley-Pierson baseball team did not match Coach Kevin Hardie's game plan for success on Monday. So the fact that they pounded Remsen-Union 14-4 for the five-inning victory might have been something of a shock as they hosted the Rockets in Western Valley Conference action...
Blackhawks tally first win of season (06/02/09)
The Hinton Blackhawks washed a bad taste out of their mouths on Monday evening. After dropping its opening four contests, Hinton rebounded with a 12-1 five-inning victory on the road at Unity Christian on Monday. "We needed this one," Hinton coach Phil Skamser said...
SB-L blasts Gehlen 13-2 in five innings (06/02/09)
Nothing will turn a close game into a rout quicker than extra baserunners via walks, hit batters and errors. Such was the case for the Gehlen baseball team on Monday as the Jays fell to defending War Eagle Conference champion Sergeant Bluff-Luton 13-2 on the road in a game shortened to five innings due to the 10-run rule...
Lady Panthers rally to 16-15 WVC victory over Lady Rockets (06/02/09)
The bats went wild as Remsen-Union and Kingsley-Pierson faced off in Western Valley Conference softball action Monday evening in Kingsley. Neither team could complain as far as offense was concerned in the 16-15 K-P victory. "It was nice to see our bats get going," R-U coach Heather Youde said. "We struggled with that the first two games."...
John William Maass (06/02/09)
John William Maass, 46 of Ventura, Calif., departed to be with his Lord and Savior in Heaven on Sunday, May 10, 2009. John courageously battled colon cancer for the past two years, and passed away peacefully with his family by his side. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen, with Pastor Dennis Martens officiating. John's ashes will be buried privately by his immediate family in the Remsen Community Cemetery...
Good news, if you look hard enough (06/02/09)
One of the criticisms that is routinely levelled at the media is that we constantly report bad news. A result of this reporting, some believe, is that the reporting influences behaviors and makes things worse. Economic reporting is often hit with this criticism. Some feel that reporting on negative trends in the economy has a ripple effect that actually creates more bad economic news...
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