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Stories from Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Sweet corn stand goes back 20 years (08/04/09)
Under an ash tree, the worn black pickup truck owned by Lynn Buss sits in the shade, the bed piled high with ears of sweet corn. Buss, with the help of his children and grandchildren, bring their sweet corn to this hot spot by Bob's Drive-In, owned by the Kass family, each day during the hot months of summer...
Voters to decide on school board seats, Hinton bond issue (08/04/09)
September's school board elections will include a bond issue for Hinton, a few races for seats around Plymouth County and a few empty spots as well. In Hinton, voters will decide whether to approve a bond issue to help pay for a school addition on their September 8 ballots...
Iowa Sales Tax Holiday August 7-8 (08/04/09)
The 10th annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday will be held Friday and Saturday, August 7 and 8. Qualifying clothing or footwear with a selling price of less than $100 will be exempt from sales and local option tax. The holiday does not include Sunday. Businesses open on these days and sell qualifying items are required to participate...
Life Skills quilt auction sets new record (08/04/09)
The 13th Annual Life Skills Foundation Charity Quilt Auction broke a record Saturday, raising $14,695. This is the third year the auction, held in Century Hall on the Plymouth County Fairgrounds, has broken a record in the amount of money raised for persons with disabilities...
Brink inducted into fair's Hall of Fame (08/04/09)
The 2009 Plymouth County Fair Hall of Fame inductee grew up east of Merrill and has a long history with the Plymouth County Fair. Darwin Brink, now of Bronson, Iowa, received the honor Wednesday prior to the crowning of fair royalty. "Darwin has been walking or riding the Plymouth County fairgrounds for the past 70 years," said fair board president Terry Reuter...
Thieves steal TVs, cash, safe from Mr. P's (08/04/09)
Burglars broke into Mr. P's Pizza and Sports Grill early Sunday morning through a window and stole two large flat-screen TVs, two cash drawers, a safe and an undetermined amount of cash, according to a Le Mars Police report. The burglary was discovered by the new owner of the business, Sgt. Tim Hop of the Le Mars Police said...
Hinton Blackhawks (12-12, 10-7) (08/04/09)
Offensive Leaders Batting Average Total Hits Runs Scored RBIs Doubles Pitching Leaders Total Wins ERA Strikeouts War Eagle Conference First Team Second Team Honorable Mention...
Lady Westerners receive honors at state (08/04/09)
Leona M. Lill (08/04/09)
Leona M. Lill, 84, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Leona Matilda Lill was born Nov. 29, 1924, on the family farm near Charter Oak, the daughter of Henry and Augusta (Hintz) Ackelbein. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hanover Township, Charter Oak. She attended country school near their home...
Lyle and Marian Pratt (08/04/09)
Lyle and Marian (Brabander) Pratt will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009. The couple was married at St. John's Lutheran church in Le Mars. They currently reside at 375 650th Street, Washta, Iowa, 51061.
Al and Kay Fisch (08/04/09)
Al and Kay Fisch of Green Valley, Ariz., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary aug. 6, 2009. Al is the son of Dr. and Mrs. R.J. Fisch of Le Mars and Kay is the daughter of George and Martha Kellen of Alton. They were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton on Aug. 6, 1959...
There's a reason they call it that (08/04/09)
The theme for the just completed Plymouth County Fair is "The Best Five Days of Summer." This year's edition of the fair set two new attendance records -- one for the entire fair, another for one day attendance. This year's edition of the fair broke a record set four years ago. The 2009 fair attracted 92,500 people, besting 2005's record of 91,200. The ideal weather on Saturday set up another record breaking attendance. Saturday, 23,500 attended the fair, besting 2005's Saturday total of 20,500...
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