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Family inspires passion for styling for 40 years (06/15/09)
Thousands of students have graduated from Le Mars Beauty College. This week, June 19, the Rod Anderson family celebrates 40 years owning and operating Le Mars Beauty College. Throughout the last 40 years, one constant Rod and wife Sheila Anderson try to do is teach their students to have passion to be successful...
First annual ribs cook-off added to Ice Cream Days (06/15/09)
On Saturday, June 20, a tantalizing odor will be wafting from the Olson Cultural Event Center. At the end of a long week of celebrating frozen dairy, Ice Cream Days 2009 boasts a new event this year -- the Grill 'n' Chill Rib Rally. For a $25 entry fee, local amateur grilling connoisseurs will try their hand at preparing pork ribs for a first place prize of at least $300...
A downtown pharmacy? A diner? Study seeks answers for Le Mars (06/15/09)
What does Le Mars' downtown need? What are its strengths? What is the downtown in danger of losing? Answering these questions is the focus of a new analysis beginning in Le Mars, and officials will want your opinion on the matter. Le Mars was chosen among nine cities in Iowa to receive a free Market Analysis for Main Street, thanks to application work by former Le Mars Main Street Manager Jayne McGuire...
Food sculptures, noises and more at library fun nights (06/15/09)
Want some family fun without spending a lot of cash? Check out the free summer family nights at the Le Mars Public Library. Start out this Wednesday with family movie night. The popcorn will be ready at 6:30 p.m. for the showing of "Cats Can't Dance" at the library...
Farmers' market to open soon (06/15/09)
Ready for fresh fruits and veggies, jellies, salsas and baked goods? The Le Mars Farmers' Market will begin Wednesday, June 24. Market times are 3-6 p.m. every Wednesday and 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday. The market is held at the Olson Cultural Event Center at the intersection of First Avenue and First Street northeast...
Ice Cream Days 2009 Schedule of Events (06/15/09)
THURSDAY, JUNE 18 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. "Cone Sculptures" crafted by area artists in various media for outdoor exhibit at The Arts Center, 200 Central Avenue SE. Sculptures will be auctioned to public bidders for private placement around Le Mars. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Ice-cold root beer floats in the 1940's Miller's Leech diner, "Milestone Memories" exhibit of historic wedding dresses, five floors of history at the Plymouth County Historical Museum, 335 1st Avenue SW. Free admission...
Lady 'Dogs upset sixth-ranked Warriors (06/15/09)
Le Mars rallied back with three runs in the top of the sixth to collect a 6-4 victory and blemish Class 3A No. 6 Sergeant Bluff-Luton's perfect record in the final game of Saturday's Bulldog Softball Classic in Le Mars. "I told them, 'This is a good team - don't shy away from them. Swing the bats, hit the ball and keep doing what you do,'" Le Mars coach Doug Heidebrink said. "[And] we hit the ball and scored runs with our quickness up and down the lineup."...
Lady Rockets third at MMC tourney (06/15/09)
Remsen-Union placed third at Saturday's Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn tournament. "It was gorgeous weather," R-U coach Heather Youde said. "Our girls came out and played really well." The Lady Rockets played Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley in the first contest, falling 8-4...
Baseball Update (06/15/09)
Baseball Update Lakes Conference Standings: Notes: Le Mars, the defending Lakes Conference runner-up, ranks third in the Lakes Conference with a .327 team average. The pitching has been superb for the 'Dogs at times. At others, the pitchers have struggled with their control. ...
Softball Update (06/15/09)
Lakes Conference Standings: Notes: The Le Mars Lady Bulldogs dealt previously unbeaten and (Class 3A) No. 6 Sergeant Bluff-Luton its first loss of the season on Saturday at the Le Mars Bulldog Softball Classic. The Lady 'Dogs fell 3-2 to Lakes-leading E-LC on June 1 and 3-2 to Sheldon on June 3 for their two conference losses. ...
Hawks go 3-0 at Spirit Lake tourney (06/15/09)
The Remsen St. Mary's softball team totaled three wins - including one over a ranked opponent - at the Spirit Lake tournament over the weekend. "It was an excellent tournament," RSM coach Brad Gralheer said. "We played about as well as we can." The Hawks recorded a 13-1 win over (Class 1A) No. ...
When rivalry rears its friendly head (06/15/09)
When I was in high school, my best friend went to the public school. And I went to the Christian school. A friendship like ours was uncommon. And that's not just because we were so close or any of that mushy high school stuff. It was primarily because of the intense rivalry between our schools...
Lorn R. Harrison (06/15/09)
Lorn R. Harrison, 71, of Braunfels, Germany, formerly of Washta, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2009 in Wetzlar, Germany following a courageous battle with cancer. A graveside service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Correctionville Cemetery followed by military honors. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow at Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Tillie Heyl (06/15/09)
Otilda "Tillie" (Willms) Heyl, 88, of Akron, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Creek Cemetery, rural Union County, S.D. ...
Stella C. Frederes (06/15/09)
Stella C. Frederes, 95, of Alton, died Friday, June 12, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. The former Stella C. Streff was born July 18, 1913, at rural Alton, the daughter of Felix and Anna (Pottebaum) Streff. She was raised in the Alton area. ...
Maynard 'Jinx' Braband (06/15/09)
Maynard "Jinx" Braband, 95, of Le Mars, died Friday, June 12, 2009 at The Abbey in Le Mars. Maynard Harry Braband was born Oct. 30, 1913, on the family farm in Stanton Township, rural Plymouth County, Iowa, the son of August and Grace (De Boer) Braband. Jinx, as he was known by many, attended country school in Plymouth County. Following his education, he helped his father on the farm and later was a farm hand for area farmers...
Leo and Lorraine Deiterman (06/15/09)
Leo and Lorraine Deiterman of rural Merrill will observe their 55th wedding anniversary June 22, 2009. No special celebration is planned. Leo Deiterman and the former Lorraine Skinner were married June 22, 1954, at St. Peters Catholic Church in Jefferson, S.D...
The summer of health care reform? (06/15/09)
Iowa Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley has served our state and protected our interests in Washington, D.C. for many years. With his longevity has come seniority and bipartisan relationships. During this summer's writing and debate of health care reform, Grassley, who serves on the Senate Finance Committee that is writing legislation, is in a key position to make-or-break health care reform...
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