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Stories from Wednesday, October 21, 2009
City hires firm to help secure dollars (10/21/09)
Le Mars City Council members Tuesday agreed help is needed to capture state and federal funding for local projects and approved an agreement with McClure Engineering, Fort Dodge, for a five-year capital improvement plan. "A city of our size cannot get capital improvements done without accessing these funds," said City Administrator Scott Langel. "If we don't have these funds, we're the loser. We need to put our best foot forward."...
School's wind turbine's energy production on hold (10/21/09)
Blades the length of almost two school buses from a wind turbine owned by Akron-Westfield School District rest on the ground while repairs are underway. The turbine's gearbox was also brought down using a tall crane to reach the top of the 11-year-old structure's 165-foot-tall tower, which is much higher than people realize, said Dwain Wilmot, A-W technology coordinator...
Le Mars troops may head to Afghanistan (10/21/09)
More than 100 Iowa National Guard soldiers based in Le Mars may be packing their bags for Afghanistan next fall in the largest single unit call-up of the guard since World War II. Official word from the Department of Defense came Tuesday that about 3,500 Iowa National Guard soldiers are being alerted for potential mobilization to Afghanistan as part of a scheduled rotation of forces in fall 2010...
Ethanol outlook: Where is the industry headed? (10/21/09)
Editor's note: This story is part two of a pair of stories looking deeper at the ethanol industry and Plymouth Energy's recent quest to raise $10 million for the ethanol plant. In the past decade, ethanol has been both a golden egg and a rotten one...
Blackhawks outlast Warriors 3-1 (10/21/09)
Momentum is possibly the most important factor in any volleyball match. For the Hinton Blackhawks on Tuesday, momentum both helped and hurt the squad as it defeated Sioux Center 3-1 in the regional opener. "Volleyball is all about momentum," Hinton's Mallory Thoreson attested. "That's a key in volleyball."...
No. 21 Chris Clay looks to lead Bulldogs to state (10/21/09)
Thursday marks the culmination of a season's worth of effort for a number of local cross country runners. Runners from six of Plymouth County's seven high schools will compete at the Class 3A and 1A district/regional meets in the hope of qualifying for the state meet in Fort Dodge on October 31...
Le Mars freshmen fall in final two games (10/21/09)
The Le Mars freshman football team wrapped up its season with a 24-6 loss at Spencer on Monday. The Bulldogs finished 4-4 on the season. "Overall I am so proud of these guys," coach Gabe Davis said. "This was a great group to work with and they have a very promising future. I hope they continue to improve and work hard. We finished the season 4-4, but this team is better then that. When we won we didn't give up a point. When we lost they were all close games into the fourth quarter."...
YMCA Flag Football League (10/21/09)
Ward, Ahlers place in top-15 for RSM (10/21/09)
The Remsen St. Mary's girls featured a pair of medalists in a final tuneup before Thursday's regional cross country meet. On Monday at South O'Brien, Sabrina Ward and Stacie Ahlers earned medalist honors for their performances. Ward clocked a 10th-place time of 16:41 to lead the Hawks while Ahlers was 12th in 16:52...
Monica Brynjulson (10/21/09)
Monica Brynjulson, 52, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Oct.19, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 p.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Matt Hewitt officiating. Visitations will be after 4 p.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends after 5 p.m...
Anna Elizabeth 'Liz' Hartle (10/21/09)
Anna Elizabeth "Liz" Hartle, 84, of Marcus, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. at the Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus. The Rev. Liz Pfeifle will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus-Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home...
Mike and Ashley Fogarty (10/21/09)
James and Suzanne Wilson (10/21/09)
Suzanne Johnson and James Wilson of Annapolis, Md., were united in marriage Aug. 12, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nev. Suzanne is the daughter of David and Joyce Johnson of Jackson Hole, Wyo. James is the son of the late Linda Kurth of Le Mars, and Lee and Brenda Wilson of Le Mars...
Dennis and Carol Sexton of Sioux City and Russ and LeAnn Hobson of Le Mars announce the engagement of their children, Amy Sexton and Brent Hobson. The couple is planning a Feb. 20, 2010, wedding in Fort Meyers, Fla., wiith a reception planned for April 10, in North Sioux City, S.D...
Why change the math now? (10/21/09)
Preparations are underway for the decennial census, and among the updating of maps and counting of households, there is a discussion underway about methodology, one that could affect countless households and the federal budget. The U.S. Census Bureau established the guidelines and formula for determining the federal poverty level in 1955. ...