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Stories from Thursday, August 27, 2009

Heated crowd launches questions, fears at Grassley (08/27/09)
Sen. Chuck Grassley called health care reform the straw that broke the camel's back. He said this after greeting a crowd of nearly 400 people packed into the Knights of Columbus Hall in Le Mars Wednesday. "People have been looking at things that've been happening since the first of the year. ...
Plymouth Street closed temporarily for rail replacement (08/27/09)
Plymouth Street near Fareway in Le Mars will be closed temporarily Friday for rail replacement, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). Union Pacific Railroad will replace a bad section of rail near First Avenue East, Dakin Schultz of the DOT said...
Two old-time country benefits hit Le Mars this weekend (08/27/09)
Prior to the kickoff of the National Old-Time Country and Bluegrass Festival Moday, Le Mars will host two concerts benefitting the Le Mars Area Dialysis Services Center this weekend. Saturday, local, national and international performers will demonstrate their musical talent at the Plymouth County Historical Museum auditorium...
Bringman receives 10-year prison sentence (08/27/09)
The Akron man who pleaded guilty to delivering methadone to a 20-year-old, who died after taking the drug, was sentenced to up to 10 years of prison Wednesday in Plymouth County District Court. Justin Bringman, 18, was present in court for the sentencing one day after he entered the plea of guilty to involuntary manslaughter, a class D felony, and delivery of methadone, a class C felony...
Keystone Avenue name change causes upheaval with residents (08/27/09)
Keystone Avenue is now Key Avenue and residents aren't happy with the name change. Shawn Olson, Plymouth County 911 coordinator, explained Tuesday at the Plymouth County Supervisors' meeting that the 911 Board voted to change the name to Key Avenue in February after years of the Keystone Avenue signs being stolen...
R-U primed for another district title run (08/27/09)
When the reigning district champs return both their starting quarterback and tailback, the new season looks more than promising. "Anybody that can have their starting quarterback and their starting tailback come back, you gotta be excited about what you have," Remsen-Union head coach Colin Youde said...
'Dogs aiming for Lakes Conference title (08/27/09)
With 31 guys out, the Le Mars boys cross country team resembles a Class A football team from a numbers standpoint. Whatever head coach Al Engebretson did, it must have been right as he now has the largest squad of his five-year tenure. "I'm excited - with this many kids, we have depth that we didn't have last year," he said. ...
Hawks return trio of All-District picks (08/27/09)
With three All-District picks back from 2008 and a solid core of eight seniors to lead the squad, Remsen St. Mary's is poised to build on last fall's fourth place finish (4-3) in district play. Last fall, the new playoff structure helped the Hawks advance into the postseason, where they dropped a substate contest to second-rated North Sentral Kossuth...
Cardula A. Mohning (08/27/09)
Cardula A. Mohning, a former resident of Kingsley, died July 20, 2009, at the home of her daughter in Lakeside, Ariz., surrounded by family members. She had suffered from renal kidney failure. A memorial service is being planned for September in Kingsley. Cremation ashes will be placed at St. Michael's Cemetery in Kingsley...
Wiebersch-Westmoreland (08/27/09)
Jordan Wiebersch and Brandon Westmoreland along with their children Levi and Luke, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Jordon is the daughter of Paul and Cyndi Wiebersch of Marcus. She is a 1999 graduate of MMC High School. She is currently employed at American Collateral Recovery Group, a repossession management firm in Management...
Plueger-Bengston (08/27/09)
Jim and Susan Plueger of Le Mars and Bill and Cindy Bengston of Waterloo, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Erin Plueger and Aaron Bengston of Overland Park, Kan. The couple is planning an Oct. 24, 2009, wedding in the Kansas City area...
Herman-Kass (08/27/09)
Tim Herman of Merrill and Donna Darnell of Remsen, and Ken and Tami Kass of Le Mars, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Danielle Herman and Kevin Kass of Le Mars. The couple will be married in a 4 p.m. ceremony Oct. 17, 2009, at Merrill United Methodist Church in Merrill. The reception will be held immediate after the wedding at the Merrill Civic Center in Merrill...
Harpenau-Van Waus (08/27/09)
Mike and Bev Harpenau of Remsen announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin and Heath Van Waus, both of Cambridge. He is the son of Dave and Jolene Van Waus of Colo. The couple is planning a 2 p.m. ceremony Oct. 10, 2009, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. The reception and dance will follow at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen...
Hageman-Larson (08/27/09)
LaMont and Lois Hageman of Le Mars announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Hageman of Adams, Minn., and Brian Larson, also of Adams, Minn. He is the son of Lowell and Ruth Larson of Adams, Minn. The couple is planning a 2 p.m. ceremony Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at Saint Augustine's Catholic Church in Austin, Minn. The reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Austin...
Fossen-Schrooten (08/27/09)
Jim and Shelly Koepp of Cowley, Wyo., and Rick and Gloria Schrooten of Le Mars announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Ashley Fossen and Ryan Schrooten of Storm Lake. The couple is planning a Sept. 26, 2009, wedding at Grace Lutheran Church, with a reception to follow at Willow Creek Golf Course in Le Mars...
Conley-Kluver (08/27/09)
Tim and Beth Conley of Le Mars announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Anne of Le Mars, and Scott B. Kluver of Ireton. He is the son of Christine C. Kluver of Le Mars and the late Arlan Gene Kluver. The couple is planning a Sept. 5, 2009, wedding at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Le Mars. The reception will be at 7 p.m. at Willow Creek Golf Course in Le Mars...
Driving is already multitasking (08/27/09)
Ahh, the wonders of technology. It seems that every day there is news of some wonderful advance, some new piece of technology that will revolutionize our lives. Other days, there are products announced or advertised that make you wonder if we are using technology to improve our lives or if we are becoming too lazy for our own good...
Take care of the 'clunker' you own (08/27/09)
The "Cash for Clunkers" program came to an end Monday night after dealers burned through $3 billion in funding in about a month, and four of five Midwestern bankers say it had little effect on their car loan portfolio. If you missed the chance to cash in on your "clunker," or if buying a new car was never an option for you, Rich White, Executive Director of the Car Care Council has some suggestions for keeping your car performing well for years to come:...
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