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Stories from Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Recycle grant moves Le Mars toward mandatory recycling (05/26/10)
A new $20,000 recycling grant brings Le Mars another step closer to required citywide recycling. With the grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), matched with $20,000 from the City of Le Mars, the city can purchase about 800 more blue recycle bins for local residents...
Powers honors WWII veterans on Bataan Memorial Death March (05/26/10)
A Le Mars native participated in the 21st annual Bataan Memorial Death March March 21 at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Mary Kay Kramer Powers is a 1971 graduate of Le Mars Community High School and retired Army nurse. She completed the 26.2-mile march which commemorates the sacrifices made by the 70,000 U.S. ...
Wasmer Post seeks volunteers for Avenue of Flags preparation, setup (05/26/10)
Members of American Legion Wasmer Post #241 are making preparations for the Memorial Day Avenue of Flags Program to be held at the Plymouth County Courthouse starting at 10 a.m. Monday. The display more than 1,000 flags is dependent on the help of many volunteers. Legion members are grateful that so many step forward and lend a hand, according to Tom Baack, Adjutant for Wasmer Post...
Puhl completes Eagle Scout project (05/26/10)
Jonathan Puhl, a Le Mars Boy Scout from Troop 184 has earned the rank of Eagle Scout after completing his project at Gehlen Catholic School. Puhl built a walkway and pergola -- a type of wooden arch -- in August 2009 for the Gehlen Gardens. It is used by the school's elementary students...
Remsen farmer awarded energy grant (05/26/10)
Richard Homan was awarded money by the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for a new grain drying system. The Remsen man will recieve a $33,584 grant and a $33,584 loan. Homan was awarded money to replace the grain drying system on his farm with a more energy efficient, continuous flow drying system...
Supervisors continue ICON Ag agreement discussion (05/26/10)
The Plymouth County Supervisors want to ensure all the legal i's are dotted and t's are crossed before signing a development agreement with ICON Ag. The supervisors decided Tuesday certain details need clarification before approving a development agreement between the county and ICON Ag...
Woof-stock to highlight homeless dogs (05/26/10)
"Woof-stock" 2010 will roll onto the Plymouth County Historical Museum grounds Saturday, June 5, with an emphasis on homeless dogs. All canine festivities will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with free admission. One block of First Avenue Southwest on the east side of the museum will be blocked off to accommodate the activities...
Hawks smash Knights 14-1 (05/26/10)
It was the first game of the season, but Tanner Kockler already looks like he's in midseason form. Kockler struck out 14 of the 15 hitters he retired and got the 15th via pickoff as the Hawks opened the season and War Eagle conference play with a 14-1, five-inning win over visiting Unity Christian on Tuesday...
Jays rally to defeat Westerners 12-9 (05/26/10)
An at-bat is often an exercise in patience. At least it was for Gehlen's Zach Wurth when he stepped up to the plate with two outs and the tying run on third in the top of the seventh inning in the Jays' opener at Akron-Wesfield on Tuesday. Wurth worked the count to 2-and-2, then fouled off seven straight pitches before singling home Michael Lamoreux to tie the up the contest and Gehlen (1-0, 1-0) went on to claim the the come-from-behind 12-9 victory over the Westerners (1-1, 0-1)...
Parkinson's HR boosts A-W past Gehlen (05/26/10)
Many of the Gehlen Catholic softball players had just one full practice under their belts when they took on Plymouth County rival Akron-Westfield in the season opener on Tuesday evening in Akron. But Patty Hatting's team battled the hosts for seven innings before falling 5-1...
Hawks open WEC play with win (05/26/10)
Remsen St. Mary's started the 2010 season on a positive note with a 10-5 win over Unity Christian on Tuesday evening in Remsen. The Hawks took control of the contest early with three-run innings in the bottom of the first and third to lead 6-0 after three complete...
Stuerman pitches Hinton past West Sioux (05/26/10)
Pitch counts can be an unfortunate reality of the early baseball season. Hinton senior Tyler Stuerman's no-hit bid fell victim to his pitch count, but he still earned the win with five innings of 11-strikeout, no-hit baseball in the Blackhawks' 9-0 win over visiting West Sioux on Tuesday at home...
Blackhawks drop opener to Falcons (05/26/10)
Hinton wound up on the losing side of what head coach Phil Skamser called a "good softball game" on Tuesday night against West Sioux. The Blackhawks surrendered all three runs in the top of the sixth of the 3-1 loss as the visiting Falcons used a couple doubles to take the lead...
Bulldogs bounce back with win (05/26/10)
Suffice to say, it took the Le Mars baseball team about a game and a half to find itself at the plate. But once the Bulldogs relaxed, they showed they could put up runs in a hurry as they picked up their first win of the season with an 11-4 victory at Sioux Center on Tuesday...
Eunice X. Schmid (05/26/10)
Eunice X. Schmid, 91, of Kingsley, died Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2010, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Eunice Xaveris Schmid was born Nov. 9, 1918, on her grandparents' James and Leah Thoms farm, rural Le Mars. She was the first of two daughters born to Homer and Emma (Frisch) Thoms. Eunice grew up in the Le Mars and Merrill area and graduated from Merrill High School in 1936...
Krista C. Phelps (05/26/10)
Krista C. Phelps, 16, of Kingsley, died suddenly Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, due to complications of anorexia. On Aug. 17, 1993, at St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City, Krista Coryell Phelps entered into the world, and at the same time, the hearts and arms of her loving parents, Laura Lee (Uhl) and Scott Coryell Phelps. Krista was baptized Sept. 5, 1993, and made her First Communion April 28, 2002, both at the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley...
Margaret S. Ioos (05/26/10)
Margaret S. Ioos, 97, of Le Mars, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Margaret Selma Utech was born April 29, 1913, in Plymouth County, the daughter of William and Mary (Piepenberg) Utech. She attended country school near her home and helped with housework and farming. On Nov. 14, 1934, Margaret and Henry Ioos were united in marriage. The couple farmed near Le Mars until 1964 when they moved to Le Mars...
Jane Fara (05/26/10)
Jan (Treft Ege) Fara, 70, of Akron, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at her home near Akron. Janice Lee Treft was born April 25, 1940, in Sioux City, the daughter of August and Agnes (Cantin) Treft. She attended grade school at St. Boniface Catholic School and graduated from Heelan High School...
Sheehan-Stoeber (05/26/10)
Trisha Sheehan and Jeremy Stoeber of Le Mars announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will be married in a 2 p.m. ceremony July 17, 2010, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. The reception will follow at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen...
Salton-Shostak (05/26/10)
Amy Salton of Omaha, Neb., and Brandon Shostak of Gowrie announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple is planning a July 10, 2010, at West Lake Okoboji. Amy is the daughter of Lynn and Eben Salton of Webb. Brandon is the son of Bruce and Barb Shostak of Le Mars...
Flagg-Augustine (05/26/10)
Laura Flagg and Jared Augustine of Overland Park, Kan., announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple is planning a June 12, 2010, wedding in West Des Moines. Laura is the daughter of Jeff and Cindy Flagg of St. Charles. Jared is the son of Steve and Janet Augustine of Le Mars...
Harold and Alice MIller (05/26/10)
Harold and Alice Miller of Oskaloosa will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 9, 2010. Cards and greetings may be sent to the couple at 1212 Santa Clara St., Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577. Harold Miller and Alice Boyle were married June 9, 1960, in Le Mars...
Consumer confidence rises, long road ahead (05/26/10)
It seems that nearly every day, there is news about the economy. Since we are hopefully in a recovery and not topping the hill on a double-dip recession, the news is mixed. One day the stock market is up on news of an economic indicator, the next day it is down on news of a European debt crisis. Oil futures rise and fall, based on the strength of the dollar...
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