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Work expected to begin soon on Highway 3, Business 75 (06/24/09)
Le Mars City Council members Tuesday awarded contracts for the widening of Highway 3 and rehabilitation of Business 75 through Le Mars. Sioux City Engineering's $721, 701 bid for the Highway 3 project was less than 1 percent higher than the initial engineer's estimate of $715,865...
Torrential rain, clogged drain damages courthouse interior (06/24/09)
A plastic bottle wedged in a roof drain is the culprit behind water damage at the Plymouth County Courthouse last week. A deluge last Thursday morning sent rain, after it backed up because of the obstructed drain, pouring into a vent on the courthouse's roof. The water then ran down into the clerk of courts offices on the third floor...
Council moves ahead to reduce city lighting (06/24/09)
Le Mars City Council members will soon be making a final decision to turn off the switch on 46 street lights throughout the city and to add new lights at five intersections without lights. The council Tuesday directed staff to prepare a resolution incorporating the lighting efficiency plan recommended by the city lighting committee...
Fire department residency change gets council approval (06/24/09)
Le Mars Fire Chief Wayne Schipper Tuesday requested and received a change in residency requirements for officers within the local department. City council members have agreed to the requested change in Fire-Rescue Department by-laws that will now make it possible for departmental members to live within two miles of the city limits of Le Mars. Members have previously been required to be residents of the city of Le Mars...
Dekkenga logs 30 years with Le Mars Police Department (06/24/09)
Stu Dekkenga has seen a lot of changes in law enforcement since he started with the Le Mars Police Department in 1979. "Absolutely everything," Dekkenga said about changes he has seen. "The only thing that hasn't changed is the actual work we do. Everything else around it has, the way we do it, the tools we use to do it, and the cars have changed," he said...
West Sioux drops St. Mary's 8-7 (06/24/09)
Plymouth County residents driving by Marv Thelan Memorial Field after 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday night might have been somewhat surprised to see the lights still on and a fully-uniformed baseball team going through a full practice. But after his team's 8-7 loss to previously winless West Sioux, Remsen St. Mary's coach Jim Klein left his son and assistant coach Jon to run the late night practice...
Le Mars falls 11-7 to Heelan at home (06/24/09)
The two-out walk - sometimes it's completely innocuous, but sometimes it can be just the comeback spark a team needs. Two-out walks proved costly for the Le Mars baseball team as the Bulldogs dropped a back-and-forth, 11-7 contest to visiting Bishop Heelan on Tuesday in Le Mars...
Hinton defeats A-W 1-0 (06/24/09)
Don't look now, but the Hinton baseball team has climbed above .500 for the season. The Blackhawks defeated visiting Akron-Westfield 1-0 in a makeup of a rained out game two weeks ago to improve to 5-4 in War Eagle Conference play and 7-6 overall. "[The win] puts us back over .500 in our overall and conference records, so that's a double win there," Hinton coach Steve Diediker said. ...
Le Mars: Bulldogs could face Heelan in tournament action next month (06/24/09)
The two-out walk - sometimes it's completely innocuous, but sometimes it can be just the comeback spark a team needs. Two-out walks proved costly for the Le Mars baseball team as the Bulldogs dropped a back-and-forth, 11-7 contest to visiting Bishop Heelan on Tuesday in Le Mars...
Lady 'Dogs tally 3-2 win (06/24/09)
Le Mars rebounded from a 4-0 loss at Estherville-Lincoln Central Monday with a 3-2 win on the road at Sioux Central Tuesday evening. The host Rebels - who are ranked 10th in Class 2A - got on the board first with a pair of unearned runs in the first inning...
West Sioux shuts out St. Mary's 2-0 (06/24/09)
Remsen St. Mary's dropped a close War Eagle Conference decision to West Sioux Tuesday. The Hawks managed only one hit in the 2-0 loss as Kristin Loutsch was 1-for-3 on the night. The Falcons scored two runs in the top of the fifth. Jennifer Feller allowed both earned runs on three hits and three walks. The junior pitcher fanned nine in the loss...
A-W reaches top of WEC with 1-0 win over SB-L (06/24/09)
Tally another loss for Class 3A's fifth-ranked Sergeant Bluff-Luton. A night after registering their first War Eagle Conference loss to Gehlen Catholic in Le Mars, the Warriors dropped a 1-0 decision to Class 1A's fourth-ranked Akron-Westfield in WEC play...
Dixie Morton (06/24/09)
Dixie Morton, 60, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Josephine 'Josie' H. Popken (06/24/09)
Josephine "Josie" H. Popken, 101, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Josephine Henrietta Grosenheider was born June 13, 1908, in Plymouth County, the daughter of Robert and Meta (Pageler) Grosenheider. ...
Darvin C. 'Dar' Richards (06/24/09)
Darvin C. "Dar" Richards, 83, of Hinton, died Thursday, June 18, 2009, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. Darvin C. Richards was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Steen, Minn., the son of Box and Bricky (Casper) Richards. He moved with his family to Hinton as a child and graduated from Hinton High School in 1944. He then served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was stationed in Iwo Jima and Okinawa...
Lloyd A. Teeter (06/24/09)
Lloyd Allen Teeter, 75 formerly of Eldon, Iowa, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at his home in Blue Springs, Mo. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Bethany Memorial Chapel, 1000 N. 25th Street, in Bethany, Mo. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Rest Haven Memorial Cemetery in Eldon. Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home...
Darci and Ryan Molzen (06/24/09)
Darci Hochwender and Ryan Molzen of Remsen, were united in marriage Saturday, June 13, 2009, at United Methodist Church of Le Mars. Pastor Jason Larsen officiated the 3 p.m. ceremony. Parents of the couple are Cindy and Joel Hochwender of Le Mars and Mark and Danelle Molzen of Akron...
Boehmer-Bickford (06/24/09)
Neil and Mary Boehmer and Carolyn Bickford of Le Mars and the late Daniel Bickford announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Alison Boehmer and Drew Bickford. The couple is planning a 2 p.m. ceremony Aug. 8, 2009, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, with a reception following at the Willow Creek Golf Course Clubhouse...
Ruden-Kellen (06/24/09)
Rachel Ruden and Aaron Kellen of Le Mars announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple is planning an Aug. 29, 2009, wedding at the Anderson Dance Pavilion in Sioux City. The reception will be held at Strykers Bar & Grill following the ceremony...
Utman-Stevenson (06/24/09)
Walter and Ruth Utman of Modale and Drew and Donna Stevenson of Merrill announce the engagement of their children, Hillary Mae Utman and Andrew Armand Stevenson. Grandparents are Armand and Sherry Roepke of Kingsley and Don and Barb Stevenson of Hinton and the late Jean Stevenson...
Whitver-Kellen (06/24/09)
Emily Whitver and Codie Kellen of Ames announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Parents of the couple are Brian and Jodi Whitver and Glenn and Connie Kellen, all of Le Mars. The couple will be married in a 3 p.m. ceremony July 18, 2009, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The reception will be held in the Le Mars Convention Center, upper level, at 5:30 p.m...
Support farmers markets - it's good for you! (06/24/09)
We hope area residents check out and support the Le Mars Farmers Market now operating for the season each Wednesday (starting tonight) from 3-6 p.m. and every other Saturday from 8 a.m. to Noon at the Olson Cultural Events Center. A past survey of commercial producers by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) showed an increasing number of Iowa farmers growing more fruits and vegetables...
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