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Stories from Friday, August 7, 2009

Residents won't feel 911 maintenance cost increase (08/07/09)
>Residents will not pick up the slack when it comes to paying more for emergency services despite 911 equipment maintenance costs nearly doubling. For about 10 years those costs have been paid through a $9,000 budget. Now maintenance costs will increase to closer to $16,000 a year, said Shawn Olson, Plymouth County 911 coordinator...
Sweet amigas: Two friends open Mexican restaurant together (08/07/09)
They make each other laugh. They finish each other's sentences. And now two women who've been friends for 12 years are running a new Mexican restaurant, Los Rosales, in downtown Le Mars. Lidia Esquivel and Josefina Silva opened the restaurant just off Central Avenue on First Street Northeast complete with signs featuring roses -- the restaurant's namesake...
Final bids Saturday on chair art (08/07/09)
Final bidding on "Sittin' Pretty" chairs at the Arts Center will be held Saturday. The 46 chairs, painted by local artists for the annual fundraiser for the Le Mars Arts Council, will be handed to the highest bidder at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. The chairs have been on exhibit at the Arts Center and then the Plymouth County Fair through July and early August...
Sales Tax Holiday this weekend (08/07/09)
Time for back-to-school shopping. The 10th annual Iowa Sales Tax Holiday runs today (Friday) and Saturday. Qualifying clothing or footwear with a selling price of less than $100 will be exempt from sales and local option tax. Businesses open on these days and sell qualifying items are required to participate...
Alexander brings experience, knowledge to Hinton school (08/07/09)
Mike Alexander will ride into Hinton on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle next week as new superintendent of the Hinton Community School. Alexander will bring eight years of experience as a superintendent and close to 20 as a school administrator. "I think I've a real passion for kids and the public education system," Alexander said. "I think those are some qualities I could bring to Hinton School District."...
Remsen St. Mary's Hawks (17-16, 5-12) (08/07/09)
Offensive Leaders Batting Average Total Hits Runs Scored RBIs Doubles Triples Home Runs Pitching Leaders Total Wins ERA Strikeouts War Eagle Conference First Team Honorable Mention...
Le Mars Lady Bulldogs (24-11, 11-5) (08/07/09)
Offensive Leaders Batting Average Total Hits Runs Scored RBIs Doubles Triples Home Runs Pitching Leaders Total Wins ERA Strikeouts Lakes Conference First Team Second Team...
Paul W. Gray (08/07/09)
Former Le Mars resident Paul Gray died peacefully at his home in Rayville, Mo., July 26, 2009. Paul was born April 9, 1931 in Kanawha, Iowa, the son of George and Evelyn (Sheets) Gray. He is survived by loving wife Louise Wood; sons Michael (Denise) of Cameron, Mo., David (Deborah) of Woodbury, Minn.; daughters Diane (Geoffrey) Strong of Perth, Australia and Paula (Tom) Anderson of Lakeshore, Minn.; stepchildren Russ Wood, Kansas City, Kan., Randy (Deb) Wood, Ecelsior Springs, Mo., and Jacquetia (Dale) Werle, Orrick, Mo.. ...
Craig S. Walgenbach (08/07/09)
Craig Steven Walgenbach, 55, of Hospers, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009. Craig Steven Walgenbach was born Sept. 27, 1953, at Orange City, the son of Roland & Alida (Hess) Walgenbach. Craig was raised on the dairy farm in Hospers and graduated from Granville Spalding High School in 1971. He then worked at the Hospers Packing House until he took over the family farm...
The 800 lb gorilla ponders (08/07/09)
A year from now, Iowans will know who the candidates will be for governor. As of today, the presumptive candidate for the Democrats is the incumbent, Chet Culver. Culver has not announced his intentions, but is quietly assembling a campaign team. Who the challenger from the Republican party will be is anyone's guess. ...
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