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Stories from Thursday, June 18, 2009

Breaking News: Semi-tractor bursts into flames (06/18/09)
Ice Cream Days parade on TV (06/18/09)
The Ice Cream Days Parade will be broadcast on the cable access channel 12 Saturday morning. Both audio and visual recording of the parade will be aired, starting at about 9:15 a.m. The parade begins at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds at 9 a.m., but it will be taped for the cable access channel in front of Le Mars City Hall...
Ice Cream Days 2009 Schedule of Events (06/18/09)
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 S.E. 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 Lunch diner, "Milestone Memories" exhibit of historic wedding dresses, five floors of history at the Plymouth County Historical Museum, 335 First Avenue S.W. Free admission...
Municipal Band presents Saturday night Ice Cream Days concert (06/18/09)
The Le Mars Municipal Band begins its 103rd season of summer concerts as part of Ice Cream Days Saturday, June 20, at Foster Park. Concert time is 7 p.m., a change -- for this concert only -- from the usual 8 p.m. concert time. Admission is free. Jerry Bertrand returns for his 22nd year as conductor of the band...
Be a pilot for a day: Wings R/C offers opportunity to fly (06/18/09)
Want to learn to fly a radio-controlled model airplane? Then Wings R/C flying field is the place to be Saturday afternoon during Ice Cream Days. Experienced pilots will hook up with students for what Wings calls "buddy boxing," said long-time member Bernie De Boer...
Museum to feature living history guests (06/18/09)
Five living history attractions will greet visitors to the Plymouth County Historical Museum for "Ice Cream Days" this Saturday in Le Mars. This year the museum will open immediately after the parade at approximately 11 a.m. Saturday. Two buckskinners from the past will be at the "Kidz Cabin" on the top floor of the museum...
Supervisors approve contract with Moir Counseling (06/18/09)
People using Plymouth County support for mental health therapy services will have an option in where they receive counseling. The county board of supervisors approved contracting with Katie Moir of Moir Counseling for the next 12 months. Moir Counseling will now be one of the places people receiving county support can go for mental health services...
You take the time to eat it, why not learn about it? (06/18/09)
This is the second story in a series of places to have summer fun in Plymouth County. Did you know, that if all the wooden ice cream sticks used by Wells Blue Bunny were lined up end to end they would circle the equator three times? We didn't until we visited the Ice Cream Capital of the WorldŽ Visitor Center right here in Le Mars, Iowa...
FAMILY SAGA: Grandma's gravestone gives closure to family (06/18/09)
The search for answers started with a picture of four children, three boys and a little girl, Avery, Clare, Dale and Isabelle, holding hands on the porch of what appeared to be a country house. Mike Coulter of Petoskey, Mich., and his sister, Carol Coulter, of Cross Village, Mich., children of Avery Coulter, turned into family detectives, piecing together the story of their family, especially their late grandparents, Albert and Lillian Coulter, who were buried in unmarked graves...
Cast away: Fishing derby to be held Saturday (06/18/09)
Ready to take the kids fishin'? Then head on over to the Le Mars Municipal Park Ponds Saturday, June 20, for the annual le Mars Sportsmans Club Fishing Derby. The derby is open to cildren 12 years of age or younger. Registration begins at 5 p.m., with fishing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m...
Lady Jays shut down Blackhawks 13-1 (06/18/09)
Hinton struggled to stop a Gehlen Catholic offense that scattered nine hits across five innings to record a 13-1 War Eagle Conference win Wednesday. "We couldn't get the first out of the inning," Hinton coach Phil Skamser said. "We consistently let the leadoff runner on and [that] put a lot of pressure on our defense, which played to Gehlen's advantage."...
Bulldogs blast Wolfpack 14-4 in five (06/18/09)
Aaron Fischer has played enough baseball to know that a three-game slump is not a big deal. Still, it had to feel good for the Le Mars senior shortstop as he snapped an 0-for-14 skid with an RBI single in the second inning and later added two more hits and three more RBIs as the Bulldogs defeated visiting Western Christian 14-4 in five innings on Wednesday...
Blackhawks defeat Jays in WEC play (06/18/09)
The struggles continued for the Gehlen baseball team as the Jays dropped a 5-3 decision at Hinton in War Eagle Conference action on Wednesday. "It's the same thing it has been all year - we had opportunities to win the ball game, but we didn't get the two-out hit," Gehlen coach Marty Kurth said. "We had plenty of baserunners - we left guys on base almost every inning. But we only had five hits and that's not going to win too many games in the War Eagle (Conference)."...
Lady 'Dogs split doubleheader with Wolfpack (06/18/09)
Le Mars split a Lakes Conference doubleheader with visiting Hull Western Christian on Wednesday evening. In the first contest, Jordan Heidebrink tossed a four-hitter with 10 K's as the Lady Bulldogs prevailed with a 2-1 victory. Emily TeBrink hit a first inning home run for the second night in a row to put the Lady 'Dogs ahead 1-0...
A-W rallies in 10th for 6-4 win over SOS Tuesday (06/18/09)
Akron-Westfield recorded a two-run rally with two outs in the top of the 10th to defeat South O'Brien 6-4 in War Eagle Conference softball action Tuesday in Le Mars. "It was an awesome high school softball game that both teams had opportunities to win," A-W coach Todd Colt said. "South O'Brien made some great defensive plays all night long."...
Duane Lang (06/18/09)
Duane Lang, 75, of Hinton, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hinton United Methodist Church. The Rev. Peggy Ellingson will officiate. Burial will follow at a later date. ...
Thanks, dad (06/18/09)
"Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers - and fathering is a very important stage in their development." -- David M. Gottesman Sunday is Father's Day, a day to thank the men who are up to the task of being fathers, molders of the foundation of our society...
hlp! I'm bn B10! (06/18/09)
The range and scope of communication at our disposal today is truly remarkable. Many things we take for granted, some modes of communication many of us never use. The proliferation of cellular phones that are capable of sending text messages and accessing the Internet has created still more ways for us to communicate with one another. Text messaging, or texting as it is commonly referred to, is commonplace, especially among people under age 40...
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