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Stories from Friday, June 5, 2009

Skateboarder, rock band, more on the way to Ice Cream Days (06/05/09)
Professional free style skateboarder Tim Byrne, BMX pro biker Vic Murphy, hip-hop entertainer Heath McNease and rock band Me in Motion will be lighting up Olson Cultural Event Center Friday, June 19, during Ice Cream Days. The free show runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m...
Spring Concert Sunday at the Arts Center (06/05/09)
The Shining Stars Show Choir and the Le Mars Flute Choir will be in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the Arts Center, 200 Central Ave. S.E. The Shining Stars Show Choir is a group of fourth, fifth and sixth graders who have prepared their music under the direction of Carol Hallberg. For this semester, the members also did all the choreography for their show...
Start your engines in preparation of Westerner Day (06/05/09)
In addition to tractor egg races, Westfield's Westerner Day Saturday will feature a new race -- lawn mowers. Gerald Bohr came up with the idea after watching lawn mower races on TV. "It's a basic lawn mower you use to mow your lawn," Bohr said. "I thought it would be something fun to get started."...
Fuentes places first in local Lions Peace Poster contest (06/05/09)
"Peace Begins With Me!" is the theme for the 2009 Lions International Peace Poster Contest. The Le Mars Lions Club annually sponsors the local contest for sixth grade students. Students from Gehlen Catholic Schools participated in this year's contest...
Ethanol plant grand opening draws curiosity, praise (06/05/09)
Hundreds of visitors donned hard hats Thursday to watch a plant just north of Merrill do its thing: produce ethanol at the rate of 103 gallons per minute. "You read about these things, but you don't actually get to see them up close," said one Le Mars woman, waiting in line for a tour of the Plymouth Energy Ethanol plant during its grand opening...
Special law enforcement project set for weekend (06/05/09)
Drive safe this summer. Buckle up and obey traffic laws. That's the message of a special law enforcement project that involves agencies from the three-state area, including the Plymouth County Sheriff's Office. Stepped up traffic enforcement begins tonight, according to Sergeant David Eral of the Iowa State Patrol...
Hinton edges Spalding in seventh (06/05/09)
Hinton's softball team rallied to beat Spalding Catholic 7-6 to earn its second victory of the season in War Eagle Conference action in Hinton on Thursday. "Any win right now is sort of big for us," Hinton coach Phil Skamser said. "I think we are still trying to figure out exactly who we are."...
Panthers surge past Falcons 9-5 (06/05/09)
The Kingsley-Pierson used a power surge to defeat Battle Creek-Ida Grove 9-5 in Western Valley Conference baseball action on Wednesday. Travis Neumann hit a two-run home run and Justin Laddusaw added a solo shot as the Panthers erased an early 5-3 deficit to earn the win...
R-U drops seventh straight (06/05/09)
The Remsen-Union baseball team continued to struggle as it fell 18-8 at Galva-Holstein in Western Valley Conference action on Thursday. Jon Schreiner - normally the Rockets' catcher - made his first career start on the mound. "For a kid who has never been out there before, he did a good job," R-U coach Steve Neuberger said...
Gehlen avenges loss to MMC (06/05/09)
Gehlen Catholic defeated Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn twice last year. The War Eagle Conference contests fell on back-to-back nights and the Lady Jays recorded two victories (3-1, 3-0) as they finished 9-9 and fifth in the league. But the Eagles got the win they wanted most as they defeated the Lady Jays by a 4-2 margin in the Class 1A regional semifinal last July...
Ratchford halts Rich's state tourney run (06/05/09)
Samm Rich's first trip to the state tournament was shortlived. The Le Mars senior made her state tennis debut on Thursday morning in Johnston. Rich faced Evan Tonda, a senior from Knoxville who was also making her state debut. Rich fell 3-6 in the first set before rebounding with a 6-2 set to force a third...
Six-run sixth saves A-W (06/05/09)
The Akron-Westfield softball team found itself in an unfamiliar position during Thursday's contest with South O'Brien: trailing 2-0 in the sixth inning. But the Lady Westerners put together a six-run sixth and held on for the 6-2 win. "We had trouble the first couple of times around, but we got some key hits from the bottom of our order that sparked that sixth inning," A-W coach Todd Colt said. "That's always a nice addition to the offense."...
SB-L drops RSM 10-2 (06/05/09)
The fifth inning has not been kind to the Remsen St. Mary's softball team. "It seems like the fifth is tough for us," RSM coach Brad Gralheer said after his team dropped a 10-2 decision to Sergeant Bluff-Luton. "We kind of lost it." The Hawks' Mercedees Ricke scored on a Paige Harpenau RBI in the second to take a 1-0 lead. SB-L got on the board with a single run in the third and again in the fourth...
Paul O. Knudtson (06/05/09)
Paul Odean Knudtson, 81, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Paul was born April 23, 1928, in Roland, Iowa, the son of Ben and Selma (Erickson) Knudtson on April 23, 1928, and attended school there until moving to Dysart in 1944, where he graduated in 1946. ...
A time to reflect, celebrate and renew (06/05/09)
Tonight, people will gather together at Jim Lorenzen Field. They come from all walks of life, all ages and are from all over Plymouth County. They are unalike, but share a common bond and a common enemy: cancer. The 13th Annual Plymouth County Relay For Life will take place from 6 p.m. on Friday night until 7 a.m. Saturday morning, with teams walking to raise funds and awareness for the battle against cancer here in Plymouth County...
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