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Stories from Monday, June 22, 2009

Power blinks out briefly (06/22/09)
It was barely enough time to find the flashlight. Power went out briefly for about 690 Mid-American Energy customers in Le Mars at 11:58 a.m. Monday. For the vast majority, it was a brief outage, but seven customers near the outage site lost power for more than 3 hours, said Mark Reinders, of Mid-American Energy, Monday afternoon...
Fun for all Ice Cream Days 2009 (06/22/09)
Summer fun at the library (06/22/09)
Changes ahead for busy Merrill intersection (06/22/09)
The community of Merrill may soon get some relief for a busy intersection with four-lane traffic that buzzes through town. Iowa Department of Transportation officials released their five-year road improvement plan this month, and Merrill is listed in it...
Farmers' market opens Wednesday (06/22/09)
It's finally here. Fresh veggies, canned salsas and jams, and more will be for sale at the Le Mars Farmers' Market, beginning Wednesday. The market will be open 3 to 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...
Noiseguy to sound off at library this week (06/22/09)
Tune in your ears for Charlie the Noiseguy's visit to the Le Mars Public Library this week. The Noiseguy will entertain those of all ages from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Esther Smith Meeting Room at the library. During the free program the Noiseguy will imitate the sounds of planes, trains, washing machine belches, automobiles, flushing toilets and dinosaur burps...
New law requires septic system inspections before land sale (06/22/09)
Selling and buying property served by private sewer systems will require an in-depth sewer inspection beginning July 1. Last April, Iowa Legislature passed a law requiring that a private septic system serving any home or building must be inspected and be approved before the property is sold or the deed is transferred...
Jays on the rise with weekend sweep (06/22/09)
Sports Editor Throughout his team's early-season struggles this season, Gehlen baseball coach Marty Kurth has constantly said his team is just a clutch hit or two away from coming out on top. And in the bottom of the seventh inning of Saturday's J-Club Invite, it finally came. Junior Josh Schreiner came off the bench to deliver a pinch-hit RBI triple and later scored the tying run as the Jays defeated Kingsley-Pierson 9-8 in 11 innings of seesaw baseball action...
Dowling leads 'Dogs past Tornadoes 14-7 (06/22/09)
The Le Mars baseball team won its third straight game on Friday as it pounded out 13 hits en route to a 14-7 win over visting Storm Lake. Tanner Dowling led the way offensively as he went 3-for-4 with six RBIs. His first inning grand slam gave the 'Dogs a 4-1 lead and Brayton Ringsdorf threw five innings of eight-hit, seven-run ball to earn the victory...
Westerners hold on for 8-7 win at Spalding in WEC play (06/22/09)
Akron-Westfield Westerners won a nail-biter against the Spalding Catholic Spartans 8-7 in Granville on Friday. It was a back-and-forth game that featured four lead changes. "I'm very proud of my boys," A-W head coach Gordy Johnson said. "We got down, but we kept coming back."...
RSM falls to SOS in WEC action (06/22/09)
Things started so well. Remsen St. Mary's leadoff hitter Neal Loutsch homered to open the contest and Beau Pick added another home run two outs later and the Hawks took the field in the bottom of the first leading 4-0. But starting pitcher Billy Steichen did not get out of the first inning as he surrendered nine runs - two of which were earned - in 2/3 of an inning and the Hawks eventually fell 20-10 at South O'Brien in War Eagle Conference action on Friday...
Five-run fifth lifts Le Mars past SC West 10-5 (06/22/09)
Le Mars tallied five runs in the fifth inning to break open a 5-5 tie and defeat Sioux City West 10-5 in non-league action Friday evening. The Lady Bulldogs rolled to an early lead with three runs in the first. Emily Anderson led off with a single and Natalie Miller reached on a fielder's choice in which West failed to make an out. Both Anderson and Miller advanced on a passed ball before Emily TeBrink hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score Anderson...
Lady Panthers edge Eagles 8-7 in 10 innings (06/22/09)
Kingsley-Pierson held on for an 8-7 victory in the bottom of the 10th inning Friday night against Lawton-Bronson. Taylor Green went the distance for the Lady Panthers giving up seven runs - five earned - on nine hits while tossing four K's and walking one in 10 innings of work...
Blackhawks shut down Spartans to place third at Spalding tourney (06/22/09)
The Hinton Blackhawks led all local squads with a third place finish at this weekend's Spalding Catholic softball tournament in Granville by defeating the Spartans 9-1 in the third-place game. Remsen St. Mary's finished fifth with a 1-0 victory over Gehlen Catholic in the fifth-place contest...
Jays blast Falcons 12-2 in five innings (06/22/09)
The albatross is finally off the collective neck of the Gehlen baseball team. The Jays used nine walks and five hit batsmen to win a 12-2 decision in five innings over West Sioux in War Eagle Conference baseball action on Friday. The win was Gehlen's first since defeating rival Spalding Catholic on June 3...
Hinton shut out for second day in a row (06/22/09)
Hinton baseball coach Steve Diediker said it best after his team fell 5-0 at Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Friday: "We haven't scored in the last two games and you can't win if you don't score," the veteran coach quipped. SB-L's Jordan Hazel scattered five hits as he held the Blackhawks scoreless and minimized their chances...
A-W tallies runner-up finish at own tourney (06/22/09)
Akron-Westfield placed second in its annual softball tournament on Saturday. The Lady Westerners played a hard-fought defensive battle with fifth-ranked Sergeant Bluff-Luton, falling 2-1. "We played them really tough," A-W coach Todd Colt said. "They're as good as we've seen this year."...
MLB Draft the ultimate crapshoot (06/22/09)
Call the NFL and NBA drafts a crapshoot if you wish, but in reality, nothing trumps the Major League Baseball draft - in either unpredictability or overused gambling clichés. Mariners draftee and No. 2 overall pick Dustin Ackley of North Carolina set the College World Series career hits record last week in Omaha. He's supposedly a five-tool, can't-miss talent - who, incidentally, is represented by Scott Boras...
Donna Lou Stodden (06/22/09)
Donna Lou Stodden, 79, of Marcus, died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus. The Rev. Don Meyer and Vicar Mark Chepulis will officiate. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. ...
Dale and Beverly Albers (06/22/09)
Dale and Beverly Albers of Hinton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the Hinton Community Hall in Hinton. The couple requests no gifts, please. The couple are the parents of two children, Shelly and Mark Mohl of Osage and Michael Albers of Arnolds Park. They have two grandchildren, Cassidy and McKenzie Mohl...
Mark and Jean Nilles (06/22/09)
Mark and Jean Nilles of Le Mars will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Berdene's in Le Mars. Your presence and well wishes are our gift. Hosting the golden event will be their children:...
Surely, there are better things to do (06/22/09)
Summer has officially arrived and Congress remains in session in Washington, D.C. The country is facing challenges at home and abroad, so you would think that our elected officials are busy trying to solve our nation's problems. You would think that, but you would be wrong...
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