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Stories from Thursday, June 3, 2010

2010 Primary: A quick look at the ballot (06/03/10)
(Editor's note: This is the third piece in a three-day feature on the June 8 primary election candidates.) While all candidates on the Plymouth County level for the June 8 primary are running unopposed, the state and national ballot is shaping up for some interesting races. Here's a brief look at the names local voters will see on their primary ballots next Tuesday...
Absentee: Office open Saturday for voting (06/03/10)
More Republican party absentee ballots than Democratic have been requested for the June 8 primary election. That's true in Plymouth County and across Iowa based on one factor: who's on the ballot. "Primary elections are driven by the candidates more so than the parties," Iowa Secretary of State Michael Mauro said. "Parties don't normally make endorsements in primary elections."...
Churches offer summer tradition of Vacation Bible School (06/03/10)
With school out for the summer, several Le Mars area churches will offer Vacation Bible School (VBS) for children. While many of the churches offer activities the first weeks in June, others will offer VBS activities in July and August. The following churches have provided information on their VBS activities. All churches welcome any child to attend their VBS program. Parents may call the individual church to get their child signed up for a week of activities...
Roberts predicts a surprise in June 8 governor primary (06/03/10)
Rod Roberts, candidate for Iowa's governor in the June 8 Republican primary, believes the race is "wide open." "The electorate is volatile," he said. "I think Tuesday's election could have a surprise outcome." Roberts is the new face on the ballot, running against Gov. Terry Branstad, who served 16 years as governor before 2000, and Bob Vander Plaats, who has twice sought the Republican nomination for governor...
Good Samaritan additions aim for neighborhood feel (06/03/10)
An addition and renovation at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars will add 24 private rooms and create four separate "neighborhoods." Each of the neighborhoods will include separate dining, living and activity space, according to Karen Mousel, administrator...
'Woof-stock' celebrates giving dogs a good home (06/03/10)
It will be a day to celebrate dogs as "Woof-stock' 2010 comes to the Plymouth County Historical Museum Saturday. "Woof-stock" will treat both pets and people to activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and offer a "Woof-stock" Street Fair. This year's "Woof-stock" will focus on the plight of homeless and disabled dogs, along with those fighting cancer and heart disease...
Knop leads Blackhawks to fifth place finish (06/03/10)
The Hinton girls golf team placed fifth overall at the Class 1A state meet on Wednesday at River Valley Golf Course in Adel. Grundy Center won the state title with a two-day team total of 716. Hinton carded a 787. Junior Emily Knop was the top finisher for the Blackhawks as she shot a 92 on the final 18 for a two-day total of 184. The total was good for a tie for 15th place overall...
Lady Jays claim WEC win over Blackhawks (06/03/10)
The Gehlen Catholic softball team appears to have learned something. A night after stranding 15 runners, the Lady Jays got some timely hitting and held on for a 3-2 win at Hinton on Wednesday in War Eagle Conference action. Steph Rohe singled home Shannon Smith with what was ultimately the winning run in the top of the seventh inning...
'Dogs surrender eight runs in ninth frame (06/03/10)
What began as a tight, well-played ball game quickly spiraled out of control for the Le Mars baseball team in extra innings on Wednesday. The Bulldogs eventually fell 14-6 in nine innings to visiting Estherville-Lincoln Central in Lakes Conference action as they surrendered eight runs in the top of the ninth inning...
Struve's home run sparks Hinton bats in 5-0 WEC victory (06/03/10)
Adam Struve gave himself the only run he would need. The Hinton senior belted a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning and whiffed 10 in a complete-game two-hitter as the Blackhawks downed visiting Gehlen Catholic 5-0 in War Eagle Conference baseball action on Wednesday in Hinton...
Lady 'Dogs drop Lakes debut 4-3 to Midgets (06/03/10)
A two-run homer and an RBI double from junior Kirstie Ruhland were not enough for the Lady Bulldogs to get past Estherville-Lincoln Central in their home opener on Wednesday evening. Le Mars dropped the 4-3 decision to fall to 1-2 on the season. The Midgets got on the board in the top of the first, using two hits and one Le Mars error to plate a pair of runs...
A-W edges SB-L 7-6 in seventh (06/03/10)
Akron-Westfield plated four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to keep its record unblemished at 6-0 with a 7-6 win over Class 3A No. 7 Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Wednesday night. The fourth-rated (Class 1A) Lady Westerners struggled through the top of the sixth inning, surrendering five runs on three errors and giving the visiting Warriors a 6-3 advantage...
RSM pounds MMC 12-1 (06/03/10)
The Remsen St. Mary's baseball team wasted little time as the Hawks defeated Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 12-1 in five innings on Wednesday in Remsen. Beau Pick allowed three hits and struck out seven in the five-inning complete game. "He pitched very well," RSM coach Jim Klein said. "Especially the last two innings, he really threw well."...
A-W falls to SB-L 8-1 (06/03/10)
A pair of bad innings did in the Akron-Westfield baseball team on Wednesday as the Westerners dropped an 8-1 decision to visiting Akron-Westfield. "They hit the ball well, that's for sure," A-W coach Gordy Johnson said of the visiting Warriors. Tyler Johnson suffered the loss as he surrendered five earned runs while striking out two and walking two...
Gideon Schnabel (06/03/10)
Gideon Schnabel, 98, of Apple Valley, Minn., and a former Le Mars resident, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010. While a Le Mars resident, Gideon worked for the Le Mars Community School District. Survivors include his children, Dorothy Sonksen, Ronald (Sandra), Darlene (Randall) Reuter, Loretta Ruhland and Sherry Schnabel; 28 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren...
Briggs Todd Allen (06/03/10)
Briggs Todd Allen, infant son of Todd and Mindi (Roepke) Allen of Le Mars, was born 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. Survivors include his parents, Todd and Mindi Allen of Le Mars; his siblings, Brooke, Derek and Jenna, all at home; maternal grandparents, Glenda Roepke of Merrill and the late Darrell Roepke Jr.; paternal grandparents, David and Karen Allen of Akron; maternal great-grandparents, Darrell and Charlene Roepke of Hinton; paternal great-grandparents, Claire and Phyllis Allen of Akron and Joann Mishler of Sioux City; aunts and uncles: Karlene and Dennis Stabe of Elk Point, S.D., Darin Roepke of Le Mars, Amie and Troy Henrich of Le Mars, Emily Roepke of Le Mars, Janell and Mitch Lanning of Akron, and Curt and Tara Allen of Le Mars; and several cousins.. ...
Three decades later... (06/03/10)
Yesterday marked my 30th wedding anniversary. June 2, 1980, Diane Sieger and I were married at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua Iowa. (Yes, that Little Brown Church, the one from the hymn.) I looked up what happened in 1980, just to refresh my memory and give me some perspective. ...
Time for the change of seasons (06/03/10)
It is an old joke that there are two seasons in Iowa: winter and road construction. Whether you buy into that theory or not, it will soon become apparent as the bright orange barriers and heavy construction equipment begin their work in Plymouth County and all over the state...
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