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Stories from Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A mom with a message: Porterfield visits Washington D.C. (06/16/09)
"I'm not a lobbyist," Barbara Porterfield said. "I'm a mom." Even so, the rural Plymouth County woman just returned from Washington D.C. where she spoke to legislative officials about her family's plight to get affordable health care. Porterfield, a medical transcriptionist, had health coverage through her company until its ownership changed a few years ago...
Ethanol plant garners grain dealer license (06/16/09)
Plymouth Energy is back in the grain dealing business. On June 10, Plymouth Energy Grain, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Plymouth Energy, obtained a grain dealer license, which gives it the ability to purchase corn for the Plymouth Energy ethanol plant just north of Merrill...
Le Mars United Way awards funding to area agencies (06/16/09)
The Le Mars United Way Board of Directors approved $76,957 to 14 local agencies for the 2009-2010 fiscal years. "The good news is that we raised more money than last year and were able to award more to our agencies," said Kathy Bartelli, volunteer chair of the Le Mars United Way's Board of Directors...
Ice Cream Days begins with social and outdoor movie (06/16/09)
Two . . . One . . . The countdown to Ice Cream Days is melting away. Thursday the Le Mars event kicks off with the first melt-in-your-mouth activities, including the annual Primebank Ice Cream Social and ice cold rootbeer floats in the Plymouth County Historical Museum...
Kingsley celebrates 125 years this weekend (06/16/09)
With Kingsley celebrating 125 years this weekend, community members and visitors take a walk down memory lane. Keith Bohle, a resident of Kingsley and member of the Kingsley Quasquicentennial Committee, said with the celebration this weekend city residents want to show off their community...
Westerners come from behind to end three-game slide (06/16/09)
A week ago, the Akron-Westfield baseball team was undefeated and had broken into the Class 1A rankings. On Monday, the Westerners limped into their War Eagle Conference contest with Gehlen the losers of three straight, unranked and in desperate need of a win...
A-W wins WEC battle for second with win over Gehlen (06/16/09)
Monday's War Eagle Conference matchup between Akron-Westfield and Gehlen Catholic was not what anyone expected - both coaches agree on that. "They're a much better team than they showed tonight," A-W coach Todd Colt said after his fourth-ranked (Class 1A) Lady Westerners bested the visiting Lady Jays 10-0 in six innings...
K-P drops three at tournament (06/16/09)
Kingsley-Pierson dropped three contests on Saturday at the Spirit Lake softball tournament. In a 7-2 loss to Class 1A No. 9 West Bend-Mallard, starter Taylor Green gave up three earned runs on four hits and fanned three for the Lady Panthers. Offensively, K-P scattered five hits with singles from Erin Klaschen, Dani Sudbeck, Ashley Ruba, Jenn Henrich and Keely Collins...
Lorn R. Harrison (06/16/09)
Lorn R. Harrison, 71, of Braunfels, Germany and formerly of Washta, Iowa, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, in Wetzlar, Germany following a courageous battle with cancer. Lorn Roy Harrison was born Oct. 9, 1937, on the family farm in Douglas Township, Ida County, Iowa (rural Washta) the son of LeRoy and Ona (Godwin) Harrison. He attended country school near his home and later went to school in Washta. Following his education, Lorn worked on a farm for Vernon Dau and also at Armburg Motors...
Dora Probst (06/16/09)
Dora Probst, 85, of Des Moines and formerly of Alton, died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Dora Probst was born May 26, 1924, in rural Alton, the daughter of Peter and Berdena (Vrieze) Jiskoot. Dora was raised and educated in the Alton area. ...
Phyllis Pulscher (06/16/09)
Phyllis Pulscher, 85, of Akron, died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Morningside Manor in Alcester, S.D. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron. The Rev. Jean Morse of Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service Wednesday at the funeral home...
Robert Voss (06/16/09)
Robert "Bob" Voss, 89, of Akron, Monday, June 15, 2009, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. Monsignor Richard Zenk will celebrate. Inurnment will be in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present after 6 p.m., and scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. followed by a parish rosary, all at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Time for a closer look (06/16/09)
Last week, Le Mars and eight other communities in Iowa began taking a closer look at their downtowns, and by extension, their communities. Main Street Iowa, a program administered by the Iowa Department of Economic Development, is facilitating the Market Analyses, which will look at many different aspects of the retail climate...
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