2009 Fair Queen Candidates (07/28/09)
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Stories from Tuesday, July 28, 2009
2009 Fair Queen Candidates (07/28/09)
Then and now: Remodeled building showcases 4-H projects (07/28/09)
Plymouth County 4-H members entering their 4-H projects got a good look at the new 4-H Display Building on the Plymouth County Fairgrounds Monday afternoon. Formerly the Hall of '84, the building has been remodeled to house all the 4-H static entries, from food and clothing, to mechanical arts and visual arts, and consumer management to home improvement...
Hinton school board takes land purchase offer off the table (07/28/09)
When it comes to obtaining land to build a new elementary school, it's back to the beginning for the Hinton Community School Board. Board members Monday rejected a counteroffer from property owners Kevin and Annette Held for the purchase of 24 acres around the existing Hinton Community School building...
Kurth touches lives as Mayo Clinic leader (07/28/09)
Kenneth Kurth impacts about 360 new physicians every year. The Le Mars native is an administrator at Mayo Clinic's School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester, Minn. "We train physicians from all over the world. We've trained more physicians than anywhere else," Kurth said during a recent visit to Le Mars. "I help develop curriculum and policies, and I help with orientation for the new physicians coming in."...
Livestock numbers up slightly at 2009 fair (07/28/09)
Rural Le Mars woman plans to open dog kennel (07/28/09)
Shawn Schiefen has been dreaming about opening a kennel for breeding and boarding dogs for several years. Monday, the rural Plymouth County woman took a step toward starting Windy Lane Kennels south of Le Mars, receiving some necessary variances from the Plymouth County Board of Adjustment...
Open shows move from Round Barn (07/28/09)
Visitors to the 2009 Plymouth County Fair will find the Round Barn Open Class displays in a new location -- the former 4-H Building. With the 4-H displays moving to the Hall of '84, open class Art Show, Creative Hobbies Show, Antiques and Collectibles, and Horticulture, Food and Preservation Show will move to the former 4-H Building...
Akron-Westfield Westerners (17-13, 9-7) (07/28/09)
Offensive Leaders Batting Average Total Hits Runs Scored RBIs Doubles Triples Home Runs Pitching Leaders Total Wins ERA (min. four appearances) Strikeouts War Eagle Conference First Team All-Conference Second Team All-Conference Honorable Mention All-Conference...
IGHSAU relinquishes control of high school girls hair styles (07/28/09)
I'd like to congratulate the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. Turns out, the IGHSAU is not as completely worthless as I originally had it pegged. In reading the 2009 Volleyball Preseason Memo on the website Monday, I was delighted to read one of the rule adaptations for the upcoming season...
What do you think about Obama's race to overhaul health care? How do you feel about plans? (07/28/09)
Glennes M. Dieterman (07/28/09)
Glennes M. Dieterman, 83, of Merrill, died Monday, July 27, 2009 at her home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, with the Rev. Peter Boe of St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Merrill, officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Merrill. ...
Patrick W. Holton, Sr. (07/28/09)
Patrick (Pat) William Holton, Sr., 60, of Le Mars, died peacefully at home Saturday, July 25, 2009, amongst the love and comfort of his family. On June 8, Pat was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, facing the challenges of his illness with grace and dignity...
Longtime T&I teacher Norm Lang dies at 75 (07/28/09)
Norman "Norm" Lang, 75, longtime Le Mars educator, died Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Norman Darrell Lang was born July 27, 1933, at Le Mars, the son of Clarence and Margret (Schwiesow) Lang. Norm was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars...
Sometimes it's best to say nothing (07/28/09)
President Obama's prime time press conference on Wednesday night was intended to focus on the battle for health care reform. The press conference was nearly entirely about health care, until the president decided to take one last question. He should have quit while he was ahead...