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Stories from Thursday, July 30, 2009

Westergard and Schilmoeller reign as fair queen and king (07/30/09)
It may have been raining outside, but the smiles were shining bright in Century Hall as the 2009 Plymouth County Fair royalty court was announced Wednesday. Ben Schilmoeller was crowned king and Caine Westergard was crowned queen of the 2009 fair. Their royalty court includes Princes Ryan Schroeder and Brian Kehm; Mr. Personality Chris Erickson; Miss Congeniality and Princess Stephany TenNapel and Princess Angie Breuer...
Raising bucket calves teaches sisters valuable lessons (07/30/09)
Regan and Reyly Plendl participated in their first bucket calf show Wednesday at the Plymouth County Fair. Combing her calf, Spike, prior to the judging, Regan explained her way of teaching Spike how to be led. "I hooked him up behind the 4-wheeler," Regan said. "I went slow."...
Presbyterian UCC hosts fair worship service (07/30/09)
The chapel bell will ring Sunday morning at the Plymouth County Fair, calling everyone to the 11 a.m. ecumenical church service in the air-conditioned Century Hall. Hosting the service this year is the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. The congregation members invite everyone to the "come as you are" service which will be a service of praise and thanksgiving...
National Night Out program set for August 4 (07/30/09)
On Tuesday, August 4, Le Mars will be participating in the annual National Night Out. Designed to show criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime, National Night Out encourages streets to hold block parties and have a night of community strengthening...
Construction of Akron pond moving ahead (07/30/09)
Construction of a recreational pond near Akron could begin next spring after stalling for several years due to delays in the permitting process. The Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday learned an engineer overseeing construction of the pond has indicated the permits will be issued within a matter of weeks...
Surveyor's request for aerial photos put on hold (07/30/09)
Le Mars surveyor Dave Wilberding wants to download aerial photographs in their raw data format from the Plymouth County Geographical Information Systems (GIS) website. Wilberding brought his request to the Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday, but they did not make a decision citing a need for more information...
One aerobics class changes Harms' life (07/30/09)
When Suzie Harms showed up for her first ZumbaŽ class, she was just looking for something to help her get back in shape. "I wasn't looking for a career change," she said. But that's exactly what she ended up with. "After one class I signed up to be an instructor," Harms said. "There was just so much energy."...
Le Mars softball team presents awards (07/30/09)
The Le Mars softball team presented awards on Tuesday night. The Lady Bulldogs celebrated their best season to date, with 24 wins and a .686 winning percentage (24-11), which are both school records. The team also registered the second-lowest ERA in school history with a 1.55 in 2009. The record ERA of 1.42 was set in 1984...
Elizabeth Anne McVicker (07/30/09)
Elizabeth Anne McVicker of Brussels, Belgium died unexpectedly on Monday July 27, 2009 in Le Mars at the age of 19. A private family Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday July 30, 2009 at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Elizabeth was born November 8, 1989 in Mons, Belgium, the daughter of Mark and Donna (Gaul) McVicker. ...
Taking a dive of faith (07/30/09)
Well, it's all just about over. I hope you found the time to enjoy some of it. It's nearly the end of July and the Plymouth County Fair is in full swing. This can only mean one thing: summer will soon be over. Yes, I know, it doesn't seem fair, but the signs are all around. In a few short weeks, schools will be opening their doors and the patterns and routines of the school year will soon be back in effect...
Casino 'arms race' ahead? (07/30/09)
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is considering if it should grant additional gaming licenses. Among the contenders is a proposal from our neighbors to the north in Lyon County. Proponents of the Lyon County casino argue that their casino would pull gamers from South Dakota and have limited adverse effects on casinos in Sioux City and Emmetsburg. ...
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