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Stories from Friday, August 14, 2009

Seeking traces of the past in Plymouth County (08/14/09)
Whenever I hear the words "ghost town," I instantly think of weathered old houses somewhere in the deserts of California that were abandoned after the gold rush. Thus, I was surprised to find sources on the Internet that claimed Plymouth County is home to several ghost towns...
Grassley: Intensity on health care may turn Congress (08/14/09)
Townhall meetings with Sen. Chuck Grassley that normally draw a dozen or so citizens are bringing in hundreds. With health care reform at the forefront, the U.S. Senator has been bombarded while making his usual stops in Iowa's counties -- a tour that will include a Le Mars stop Aug. 26...
Scoop the Loop cruises into Le Mars Wednesday (08/14/09)
t's time for Scoop the Loop with cruisin' classics, hot dogs and sounds from the 1950s and '60s. The annual Scoop the Loop event will be Wednesday, Aug. 19, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Olson Cultural Event Center at First Street and First Avenue Northeast in downtown Le Mars...
Music at Olson Event Center Saturday (08/14/09)
Alternative underground music, rock, hard rock and even a couple of hip hop acts will be on the Olson Cultural Event Center stage this Saturday in Le Mars. According to organizer Rick Martin of Sioux Falls, S.D., the event gives local bands an opportunity to play in a public venue and gives area residents a chance to hear several bands at one location...
Museum to honor outgoing registrar (08/14/09)
Tom Munson, registrar and exhibit manager at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars, will be honored at a farewell reception from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, in the Museum's Welcome Room. Munson, who has served as registrar since January 2007 and exhibit manager since November 2007, has resigned, effective this Sunday...
Library silent auction starts Monday (08/14/09)
Desks, an overhead projector, computer monitors, an external hard drive -- all are items up for sale next week. The Le Mars Public Library will begin taking bids through silent auction Monday through noon Saturday, Aug. 22 for about 25 surplus items...
Local cheerleaders prepare for football season (08/14/09)
It takes a lot of work to be the spirit of any community. While high school football teams are busy with training camps and preseason practices, local cheerleaders are working up a sweat as well. Cheerleaders at both Le Mars Community and Gehlen Catholic are in the midst of their training, from weights to stunting to memorizing over 50 cheers, all in preparation to lead fans, players and the community in the spirit of the game each Friday night...
Beverly Sams-Neary (08/14/09)
Beverly Sams-Neary, 59, of Omaha, Neb., died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at her home. Beverly was born Sept. 7, 1949, the daughter of Everett Sams and Rosemary (Van Voorst) Sams. Beverly grew up in Le Mars and later moved to Omaha, Neb., where she married Robert Neary...
Common ground (and sense) on health care? (08/14/09)
The United States Senate is the equal playing ground in the legislative process. Each state has two senators, and the senate has a reputation for being a tighter-knit group because of the size of the group and the longer terms that senators serve. This can make for some interesting legislation and senators from diverse backgrounds finding common ground on issues. ...
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