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Free soup: Tradition lives on in Tipi Village (09/02/09)
In the 1840s, when people pulled up to a fur trading camp, they'd be sure to find a pot on the fire. "Whoever had been on the trail could always depend on a hot meal," said Catfish Grinstead, stirring a pot in his tent in the Tipi Village at the National Old Time Country, Bluegrass and Folk Music Festival in Le Mars...
City council OKs $200,000 dialysis center loan (09/02/09)
Efforts for a new dialysis services center in Le Mars moved another step ahead Tuesday as Le Mars City Council members approved a $200,000 unsecured loan to help the center become operational. The interest-free loan, coming from Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) money, is scheduled for payment "at the sunset" of the LOST program Dec. 31, 2016...
Hinton School hires former superintendent as interim (09/02/09)
Hinton School Board hired an interim superintendent Tuesday to lead the district through the current academic year. Larry Williams, a former superintendent for the Sioux City School District, accepted the job during a special meeting. His first day at the Hinton School will be Thursday...
Supervisors sign architect's contract (09/02/09)
It's official -- M Plus Architects will oversee construction of an annex building to help relieve space needs in the Plymouth County Courthouse. The Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday voted 4-1 to sign the contract hiring the Sioux City firm to follow the project from start to finish...
City will offer free December trash pickup (09/02/09)
Le Mars Solid Waste Committee members are providing early news of a "Christmas present" for local residents, according to Assistant City Administrator Bill Cole. The gift, revealed during Tuesday's Le Mars City Council session, is a free trash pickup for the month of December...
Le Mars opens season at MOC-FV (09/02/09)
Le Mars volleyball coach Susan Irwin wanted to use Tuesday's season-opening tournament at MOC-Floyd Valley as a barometer to judge just where the 2009 team is at after graduating half of last season's starters. And despite the 1-2 record in three matches, she was not too disappointed...
Gehlen spoils R-U's WEC debut with 3-0 win (09/02/09)
Sports Editor Remsen-Union's debut in the War Eagle Conference was spoiled by the visiting Lady Jays on Tuesday evening as Gehlen Catholic registered a 3-0 victory. The Lady Jays took little time gaining control as they cruised to a 25-8 win in the first game...
No. 3 Unity rallies to defeat Hinton (09/02/09)
You can never be too comfortable. Even with a 2-0 lead in a best-of-five match. Because there is always going to be a team that will battle to the end. Hinton learned that lesson the hard way in its War Eagle Conference debut Tuesday as visiting Unity Christian, which is ranked third in Class 2A, rallied to win the final three sets and take the match 3-2...
St. Mary's drops WEC opener to M-M-C (09/02/09)
At least this much can be said for the Remsen St. Mary's volleyball team: No one will ever question their heart. The Hawks dropped the first two games at their season-opening match at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Tuesday. But they battled back with two victories to force a decisive fifth game...
VanDeWater-McCusker (09/02/09)
Chuck and Linda VanDeWater of Le Mars announce the engagement of their daughter, Mikaela of Houston, Texas, to Brian McCusker, also of Houston, Texas. He is the son of Alberta Waite of Cedar Rapids. The couple is planning a 4 p.m. wedding ceremony Oct. 10, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nev...
Hagen-Klaschen (09/02/09)
Dan and Donna Hagan and Scott and Kim Klaschen are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Abby Hagan and Cody Klaschen. The couple is planning an Oct. 2, 2009, wedding at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley. A reception will follow at the Kingsley Community Center...
Bartelli-Licht (09/02/09)
Robert and Kathryn Bartelli of Le Mars announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica M. Bartelli, and Eric S. Licht, both East Troy, Wis. He is the son of Steve and Joan Licht of Burlington, Wis. The couple will be married in a 4:30 p.m. ceremony Sept. 12, 2009, at Hawk's View Golf Club, Lake Geneva, WIS. The reception will be held immediately following the ceremony at Hawk's View Golf Club in Lake Geneva...
End of the line for the light bulb? (09/02/09)
Someone installed a new, hand-blown 4-watt carbon filament light bulb in the hose cart house on L Street in Livermore, Calif., in 1901. It has moved a couple of times and was off for a week in 1937 when the main firehouse was renovated, and was moved again in 1976, under full police and fire truck escort, to its present location, but other than those brief interruptions, it's been burning ever since, the record holder...
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