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Stories from Monday, June 8, 2009

Relay For Life 2009: We won't stop fighting (06/08/09)
While there were a few raindrops during the luminaria ceremony, it didn't dampen the spirits of participants at the 13th annual Relay For Life of Plymouth County Friday evening. Participants in the America Cancer Society event included cancer survivors, caregivers, family members and friends, and 12 teams of walkers who raised money for the American Cancer Society...
Oyens centennial: A big hairy deal (06/08/09)
Bill Loutsch has lived near Oyens for nearly 50 years. But lately, he hasn't been looking like himself. That's because Bill, along with about 30 other men from the community, loves Oyens so much he was willing to grow out his beard six months to help celebrate the Oyens Centennial...
Pastor, brother remembered in scout's eagle project (06/08/09)
Can a 10th grader make a difference? Josh Jurgens did. The Le Mars Community Schools student coordinated the efforts to bring new playground equipment to Grace Lutheran Church and the surrounding neighborhood. And he did it in the memory of two people -- his brother Zachary, who died at the age of nearly 5 in 1991, and his pastor, the Rev. Larry Fett, who died during a youth trip Josh was on in Branson, Mo. in August 2008...
Plymouth County 4-H establishes foundation (06/08/09)
The Plymouth County Extension Council has announced a new Plymouth County 4-H Foundation is being established. The nine-member Extension Council along with the Plymouth County 4-H & Youth Committee is organizing the 4-H Foundation that will offer long-time 4-H supporters and friends of 4-H a way to give back to an organization that has influenced them...
'Dogs blast E-Hawks 16-6 (06/08/09)
The Le Mars baseball team finished its week on a positive note as it hammered visiting Emmetsburg 16-6 in a Lakes Conference game shortened to six innings due to the 10-run rule. "We hit the ball much better - especially coming off that Sheldon game (a 19-0 loss)," Le Mars coach Trent Eckstaine said...
A-W tallies fifth straight in 5-3 win over SOS (06/08/09)
The success just keeps coming for the Akron-Westfield baseball team as the Westerners are shaping up to be one of Plymouth County's most surprising teams so far in the 2009 season. On Friday, the Westerners defeated South O'Brien 5-3 to improve to 5-0 on the season...
Eagles edge Panthers 6-5 Friday (06/08/09)
The Kingsley-Pierson baseball team squandered a strong outing from senior Ben Goracke as it fell 6-5 at Lawton-Bronson on Friday in Western Valley Conference baseball action. The southpaw Goracke, whose record fell to 1-2, allowed just one earned run and fanned 10 in the complete-game loss...
Lady Bulldogs post 3-1 weekend at West Earlybird (06/08/09)
Le Mars improved to 6-4 on the season as the Lady Bulldogs posted a 3-1 record at the Sioux City West Earlybird tournament Friday and Saturday. Le Mars 6, Westwood 0 Emily Anderson led the offense with a 3-for-4 plate performance that included a double and one run scored as Le Mars opened the tournament with a 6-0 victory over Westwood...
Jays come up short against Eagles (06/08/09)
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's Jacob Lehnhoff was a roadblock for Gehlen Catholic's offense on Friday night as the Eagles won a 5-1 War Eagle Conference contest in Le Mars. The Eagles' starting pitcher gave up just three hits as the Jays fell to 1-2 in league play...
Jays, Hawks one-and-done at CYO tourney (06/08/09)
The young Gehlen Jays continued to struggle at the plate on Sunday as they fell 6-1 to Heelan at the CYO tournament in Carroll. Mitch Christoffel doubled for Gehlen's lone hit in the tournament, which changed from a double-elimination format to single when rain wiped out Saturday's games...
Blackhawks fall 15-6 to Spartans (06/08/09)
The Hinton baseball team continued to undergo growing pains as it fell 15-6 to visiting Spalding Catholic on Friday. "To beat someone like Spalding Catholic, we pretty much have to play errorless ball and that did not happen," Hinton coach Steve Diediker said...
Warriors exact revenge on Hawks with win (06/08/09)
Sergeant Bluff-Luton coach Rick Admire insisted revenge was not on the minds of his team on Friday. But the Warriors brought out the bats with a vengeance as SB-L tallied 11 hits in a 16-13 win over Remsen St. Mary's in War Eagle Conference baseball action...
Hatting caps four-year career with state title (06/08/09)
If someone would have told Kayla Hatting four years ago that she would be a state champion hurdler, she would have just laughed. "I was terrible - completely terrible," the recent Gehlen Catholic graduate said. "[But] Coach Seivert decided that everyone was going to try hurdling [freshman year]. He must have seen something in me...
Richard 'Dick' Kraft (06/08/09)
Arthur B. Schroeder (06/08/09)
Arthur B. Schroeder, 77, of Kingsley, died June 4, 2009 at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center of complications from Parkinson's disease. Arthur Barthel Schroeder was born Nov. 4, 1931, in rural Kingsley, the son of Herman and Bernadine (Rolfes) Schroeder. He attended country school in Henry Township, and graduated from Kingsley High School in 1951...
Larry and Diana Clark (06/08/09)
Larry and Diana Clark of rural Merrill will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary June 14, 2009, with a family gathering. Their family is also honoring the couple with a card shower. Cards and greetings may be sent to them at: 21695 Impala Ave., Merrill, Iowa 51038...
John and Amy Husman (06/08/09)
Jon and Amy Husman of Spirit Lake, and formerly of Le Mars, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 14, 2009, with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Aurelia Community Center in Aurelia. Your presence is your gift they they request no other...
Melfred 'Bud' and Marlene Petersen (06/08/09)
Melfred (Bud) and Marlene Petersen of Hinton will observe their 50th wedding anniversary June 12, 2009. The couple will celebrate their golden anniversary with a card shower. Cards and greetings may be sent to the couple at 29636 Lynx Ave., Hinton, Iowa 50124-8576...
Ron and Karen Schroeder (06/08/09)
Ron and Karen Schroeder of Akron will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Saturday, June 13, 2009, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hole N' the Wall Lodge, 14396 Diamond Ave., Akron. A handicap access is available on the east side of the lodge...
Remembering 'The Longest Day' (06/08/09)
"Will you tell me how we did this? Anybody would be a fool to try this. It was crazy then, and it's crazy now." -- LTC James Rudder, CO of Ranger Force, who assaulted at Pointe-du-Hoc, on revisiting the site in 1954. Saturday marked the 65th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe, the largest invasion force in human history. Codenamed Operation Overlord, five naval assault divisions delivered nearly 133,000 troops from Canada, England and the United States to the beaches of Normandy...
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