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Stories from Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dialysis services step closer to reality (06/17/09)
The thermometer is climbing outside the future home of the Le Mars Area Dialysis Center (LADS) in downtown Le Mars. With more than $900,000 raised toward the goal of $1.2 million, LADS board members are hopeful remodeling of the building a the corner of Central Avenue and First Avenue Southwest can begin soon...
Armed burglars face prison time (06/17/09)
An apparently botched burglary job near Le Mars and a run in with a snowbank landed four men in prison and a juvenile on probation. The five people involved in a reported armed burglary Jan. 18 at Frank Tritz Jr.'s home one mile northeast of Le Mars have been tried and sentenced...
IPTV Kids Clubhouse host plans visit to Le Mars (06/17/09)
Iowa Public Television's Kids Clubhouse host Dan Wardell will be visiting the Le Mars Public Library on Friday for a creative story time. Wardell will tell an original story at story time at the Le Mars library tying into this year's summer reading theme, "Be Creative at Your Library."...
Church stained glass tour lights up Ice Cream Days (06/17/09)
A cool treat of a different sort will take visitors to St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars on a tour of the Old Testament through stained glass windows as part of Ice Cream Days. The air-conditioned sanctuary provides the setting for a guided tour 3 p.m. Friday, focusing on the upper tier of stained glass windows...
Woofstock: The 'pawsitively' perfect day for dogs (06/17/09)
In all of the hustle and bustle of summer activities, one member of the family can easily get neglected -- your dog. That's why on Saturday, June 27, the Plymouth County Historical Museum has set up a fundraiser just for Fido to make sure he has the time of his life...
Crash and cash: Remsen demo derby returns (06/17/09)
The Remsen demolition derby, a northwest Iowa favorite, is returning to the track Saturday. In its 32nd year, the derby brings in about 75 cars to the Remsen Derby Arena for a night full of metal crunching. With thousands of dollars in cash prizes, the competition is sure to heat up. Drivers compete in two classes: full-sized limited welding and small car...
Le Mars edges MOC-FV in eighth (06/17/09)
'Dogs down Dutchmen 12-9 at home (06/17/09)
Plymouth and Sioux County baseball fans hope to see a different sort of baseball game the next time the MOC-Floyd Valley Dutchmen and Le Mars Bulldogs square off. Le Mars (7-7), which will face MOC-FV in the first round of the Class 3A district playoffs, prevailed 12-9 over the Dutchmen in a sloppy, non-conference contest that featured six errors, 11 walks and seven hit batsmen...
Steichen to join brother on Panthers' football team (06/17/09)
It's official: former Remsen St. Mary's four-sport athlete Andy Steichen will remain at the University of Northern Iowa this fall and plans to join the football team as a fullback. Steichen will get the chance to play alongside his older brother Austin, a senior and 2009 preseason FCS second team All-American who earned All-Missouri Valley Conference first team and All-American honorable mention during the 2008 season...
Katie and Ryan Pick (06/17/09)
Katie Schiltz and Ryan Pick of Le Mars were united in marriage Dec. 27, 2008, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. James Tigges of Le Mars and Father Ed Hurley of West Des Moines officiated the 2 p.m ceremony. Parents of the couple are Keith and Deb Schiltz and Tony and Becky Pick, all of Le Mars...
Danielle and Tim Hanson (06/17/09)
Danielle Randolph and Tim Hanson of Sioux Falls, S.D., were united in marriage may 22, 2009, at Le Mars Bible Church. Pastor Mike Hulinsky officiated the ceremony. Danielle is the daughter of David and Joyce Randolph of Sioux Falls and Tim is the son of Jeff and Connie Hanson of Le Mars...
Collings-Fitch (06/17/09)
Randy and Carol Collings of Nevada and Lola Fitch of Le Mars announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Jenney Collings of Nevada and Seth Fitch of Le Mars. Seth is also the son of the late Keith Fitch. The couple is planning a 4 p.m. ceremony Saturday, July 25, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Nevada. The reception will immediately follow at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames...
Take the time to have some fun (06/17/09)
It's summertime in Iowa. The temperatures are rising and activities are in full swing. If you are looking for something to do, the rest of this week offers a full slate of activities. Ice Cream Days starts tomorrow in Le Mars, with three days of family fun. ...
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