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Stories from Friday, August 21, 2009
Working at 180 mph: Crop duster tells his story (08/21/09)
Jeff Summersill's yellow airplane has been painting the skies and fields around Le Mars for the past week. A crop duster from Florida, Summersill is on his second summer in Iowa. The summer gets slower in Florida for crop dusting, he explained. He came last year for a few weeks to help Iowa crop dusting companies. This year he came for about six weeks...
On the rebound? Locals weigh in on economy (08/21/09)
Around the nation, productivity is up. Home sales are starting to rise. There are rumblings the economy might be coming out of its dive. "We're seeing signs indicating the recession may be nearing its end," Mark Schmidt, financial advisor and vice president at Primebank said. "Investors should expect a modest, more gradual economic recovery as we're seeing confidence starting to improve."...
Three council seats, mayor up for election in Le Mars (08/21/09)
(Editor's Note: We are reprinting this story with the correct dates for filing for election. We misprinted the deadline in Thursday's paper.) 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...
'Pride Night' kicks off LCS and Gehlen Catholic activities (08/21/09)
Community pride in school activities at Le Mars Community and Gehlen Catholic Schools will get an extra boost Monday at the annual "Pride Night" activities at Jim Lorenzen Field. The back-to-school celebration showcases extra-curricular activities at both schools...
Hatting shines in all four athletic arenas (08/21/09)
Trailing two games to one, the Lady Jays were struggling again in game four as the host Mustangs held a 7-2 lead. But the Gehlen Catholic crowd, clad in its gaudy Halloween best, was not ready to accept defeat in this regional semifinal volleyball contest...
Sonnichsen cherishes senior football experience (08/21/09)
It is two weeks into football practice and Remsen-Union head coach Colin Youde really misses No. 13. It is not just the 39 catches for 882 yards and 20 touchdowns that Colin Sonnichsen - formerly of the baker's dozen jersey - brought to the 2008 Rockets squad. It was also his attitude, work ethic and leadership that Youde misses this fall...
Harris leads list of local All-State picks (08/21/09)
Akron-Westfield pitcher Jordan Harris headlines a list of 11 Plymouth County athletes receiving All-State softball honors this summer. A first team pitcher selection in Class 1A, Harris posted a 25-8 record as she led the Lady Westerners to their seventh consecutive state softball tournament in July. The junior boasted a 0.97 ERA while limiting her opponents to a .172 batting average and striking out 187 on the season...
Tales from the ultimate Midwest baseball road trip (08/21/09)
Jim Caple, an espn.com columnist, has his bucket list for the baseball fan. It includes 50 items, but the one that greatly intrigued me was No. 9: Enjoy a beer in the bleachers at Wrigley Field on a sunny summer day. And after last week, I can cross that one off the list. It was one of the many highlights of a road trip that is sure to rank among the greatest ever for this baseball fan...
Woodstock: Boomers carry on wrong tradition (08/21/09)
The 40th anniversary of "three days of peace and music" passed last weekend with the usual documentaries and reminiscences, and with good reason. Nothing before or since has frozen a culture in time as much Woodstock, or forced a transition from the innocence of the early hippie days to the reality of mud and the results of debauchery...