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Stories from Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Council approves trash and recycling changes (06/02/10)
Le Mars residents, come Jan. 1, 2011, will find themselves adjusting to new habits for trash and recycle tote pickup. The change, one of three Solid Waste Committee recommendations getting council approval Tuesday calls for alternate week pickup of the two services...
Eyes of the storm: Local optometrist headed into Afghanistan (06/02/10)
Starting in about one month, optometrist Dr. Ben Uhl will have to be armed while he checks patients eyes. That's because he'll be taking a one-year hiatus from his optometry clinic in Le Mars to set up a new eye clinic -- in Afghanistan. Uhl, a member of the Army reserves, received a call about one month ago letting him know he should start packing his bags for a 400-day deployment...
Primary: Treasurer prepares for implementation of Real ID act (06/02/10)
(Editor's note: This is the second piece in a three-day feature on the June 8 primary election candidates.) Jolynn Goodchild Plymouth County Recorder 1. Briefly describe your background as it relates to this office. I am currently serving my second term (eight years) as the Plymouth County Recorder. I have worked in the office for a total of 13 years...
Supervisors OK budget change (06/02/10)
No one commented as the Plymouth County Supervisors approved a budget amendment Tuesday. The amendment has a net effect of $36,827 to the fund balance reserve for the existing $21.5 budget. The breakdown includes $159,302 in new revenue and $196,129 in expenses for the current 2009-10 budget...
City to see decrease in LOST payments this summer (06/02/10)
Le Mars city staff will be "realigning some things" in the wake of recently being notified of a reduction in state sales tax receipts, according to Assistant City Administrator Bill Cole. "What this means is that for each of the months we'll be receiving almost $17,000 less dollars in Local Option Sales Tax than earlier anticipated," Cole said pointing to a drop in the state's consumer sales during current economy as a factor in the reduction...
Hinton girls fifth after first day at state golf (06/02/10)
The Hinton girls golf team sat in fifth place overall after Tuesday's opening round at the Class 1A state golf tournament in Adel. The Blackhawks carded a 392 as a team. Grundy Center was the team leader with a 353. GC was followed by Bishop Garrigan (362), Newman Catholic (363), AGWSR (371) and Hinton...
Jays pound out nine hits in 8-5 win (06/02/10)
The Gehlen baseball team has not made a habit of giving Aaron Schlesser a lot of run support during the past couple of summers. That changed Tuesday, as the Jays pounded out nine hits and went on to win 8-5 over Spalding Catholic in War Eagle Conference baseball action at Riverview Complex...
Hawks claim tournament title at K-P Saturday (06/02/10)
Remsen St. Mary's took home the championship trophy from Saturday's Kingsley-Pierson softball tournament after posting a 3-0 record on the day. The Hawks started the day with an 12-2 win over Lawton-Bronson. Jennifer Feller collected the win on the mound, surrendering two earned runs on five hits and striking out two in five innings of play...
Lightning postpones WEC showdowns in Remsen (06/02/10)
RSM's Sadie Lewis beats a throw to first base as R-U's Kylie Gries makes the catch on Tuesday.
Tuesday's weather postpones local games (06/02/10)
Baseball Remsen-Union at Remsen St. Mary's The War Eagle Conference contest between R-U and RSM was postponed in the bottom of the fourth inning due to lightning. The Hawks led 5-2 when the game was postponed. The contest will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday, June 23...
Lady Westerners defeat Falcons 5-0 (06/02/10)
Jordan Harris tossed a four-hit shutout as Akron-Westfield defeated West Sioux 5-0 in War Eagle Conference action on Friday. The senior fanned seven and walked two in seven innings of play. She helped herself at the plate with a 2-for-4 performance that included an RBI and one run scored...
Briggs Todd Allen (06/02/10)
Briggs Todd Allen, infant son of Todd and Mindi (Roepke) Allen of Le Mars, went to heaven Monday, May 31, 2010. He was born at 11:15 a.m. Monday, May 31, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. He weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long...
Peņa-Miller (06/02/10)
Diana Peņa, daughter of Luis and Amanda Peņa of Bogata, Colombia, and Andrew Miller, son of Larry and Donna Miller of Remsen, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Diana and Andrew will be married July 3, 2010, in a 2:00 p.m. ceremony at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. A dinner and dance will follow at the Le Mars Convention Center at 5 p.m...
Damerall-Capron (06/02/10)
Marissa Damerall and Tyler Capron of St. Louis, Mo., announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Marissa is the daughter of David and Lynda Damerall of St. Louis. Tyler is son of Stan and Tammy Capron of Anamosa. The couple is planning a 4:30 p.m. ceremony July 10, 2010, at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church in Webster, Groves., Mo. The reception will follow at The Thaxton Building at 6 p.m...
Arizona bill shows the way? (06/02/10)
When Arizona passed a new immigration law that requires law enforcement to ask a person's legal status if there's "reasonable suspicion" to believe that the person is in the country illegally, some cheered, others jeered. The federal government, which has failed to secure the borders and has also failed to pass immigration reform, has condemned the law, and President Obama has instructed the Justice Department to explore legal challenges to the law...
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