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Stories from Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lingren named new visitor bureau manager (08/20/09)
Three council seats, mayor up for election in Le Mars (08/20/09)
Monday, August 24 is the first day to file nomination papers for local elections. In every community in Plymouth County, several seats are up for election. Papers must be filed in the office of the city clerk. The papers must be handed in by 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 3 is the regular election day...
Ready or not... (08/20/09)
Prevention education will help schools prepare for H1N1 (08/20/09)
As Le Mars students and teachers return to the classrooms today (Thursday), they will be met with education on H1N1 and ways to prevent the flu. "There will be work between teachers and kids about proper hand washing and covering coughs and things like that," said Superintendent Todd Wendt, of Le Mars Community Schools (LCS)...
Hinton family featured on IPTV State Fair special (08/20/09)
Is it a poodle? How about a giant cotton ball? You can decide for yourself what Mike and Jenny Linton's unusual breed of chicken looks like tonight (Thursday) while watching Iowa Public Television (IPTV). Sometime between 9 and 10 p.m., the couple from rural Hinton can be seen preparing their super grand champion White Bearded Silkie chickens for the Iowa State Fair as a part of a documentary IPTV put together...
Resurfacing restricts lanes on Highway 3 east (08/20/09)
An asphalt resurfacing project will cause intermittent lane restrictions on Highway 3 from Le Mars to Remsen in Plymouth County beginning next week. The work will start Tuesday, Aug. 25, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation's (DOT) Sioux City construction office...
Young 'Dogs look to return to postseason (08/20/09)
The 2008 version of the Le Mars Community football team entered the season with a senior-dominated defense, a Class 3A No. 6 ranking and some lofty expectations. But amidst injuries and an often-stagnant offense, the Bulldogs finished the season 3-6 and missed the postseason for the first time since 2004...
Young Blackhawks prep for tough conference (08/20/09)
Continual improvement is a preseason goal for most athletic teams. But in the Hinton volleyball team's case, improvement has become a tradition under Kate Ortegren, who is entering her fourth year as head coach. "Since I've coached, I think we've only moved up (in the conference)," she said. The Blackhawks were second in the War Eagle Conference in 2008 with an 8-1 mark while Unity Christian topped the league with a perfect 9-0 record. "Obviously we would like to get up to that first spot."...
What would we do without routines? (08/20/09)
Autumn will soon be here. The signs of its arrival are all around us: shorter days, cooler evenings, dewy mornings, schools resuming classes and a general, barely discernible change in the air. In a few weeks, it will be here, full on. But right now, fall is just off in the distance, like a thunderstorm on the northern horizon -- you know it will be arriving, but for now, you can enjoy the calm before the storm...
A little help, please? (08/20/09)
If you would look up the word "tenacity" in the dictionary, you might very well see a referring entry, "see Le Mars Area Dialysis Services (LADS)." Every since a group of dedicated volunteers began work years ago to bring kidney dialysis service to Le Mars, they have quietly gained the support of the community and have raised $1 million and $7,000, leaving them $193,000 short of their $1.2 million goal. We incorrectly reported the total amount raised as $1.7 million yesterday...
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