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Stories from Friday, June 4, 2010

Tuesday's primary has voters switching sides (06/04/10)
A governor's race, national contenders and the economy are expected to bring Plymouth County voters to the polls Tuesday. The June 8 primary includes races among three Republican contenders for governor, three Democratic candidates for a U.S. Senate seat and two Democratic opponents for a U.S. House of Representatives seat...
A memory shared: Avenue of Flags draws German woman to Le Mars (06/04/10)
It was an American flag that brought Uschi Kolodziej-Harrison across the ocean. Monday in Le Mars, the German woman took part in her first Memorial Day service, dedicating the flag of Lorn Harrison -- the man she spent the past 25 or so years with -- to the Avenue of Flags...
Siouxland Regional Transit cancels Saturday busses in Le Mars (06/04/10)
Saturday rides are no longer available in Le Mars from Siouxland Regional Transit System busses. The transit service eliminated Saturday pickups and dropoffs as of last week, according to Siouxland Regional Transit System (SRTS) director Sandy Langel...
Minnesota driver hurt, passenger killed (06/04/10)
A passenger died Thursday morning in a vehicle accident on the Highway 75 Bypass on the southwest edge of Le Mars. The one-vehicle 11:44 a.m. roll-over occurred just north of the 116 interchange on the Highway 75 Bypass, north of the 24th Street overpass, according to a Le Mars Police Department report...
Library now taking reading reservations (06/04/10)
Kids get ready -- the Le Mars Public Library's summer reading program is just around the corner. The six-week "Make a Splash, Read!" program is June 14-23. A kick-off magic show will be 1 p.m. next Wednesday, June 9 for all participants. Registration for the "Make a Splash, Read!" story time sessions is underway at the library...
Disabled dog Mac is 'Woof-stock' honorary chair (06/04/10)
"Mac," a three-legged dog about town, will take his place as the honorary chair dog of "Woof-stock" 2010 at the opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. this Saturday. Watch for the disabled dog under the "Woof-stock" Arch on the grounds of the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars, the setting for the second annual celebration of dogs and kids of all ages. Admission is free. All dogs on leash are welcome...
Wells named one of Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs Of The Year (06/04/10)
Mike Wells of Wells' Dairy, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 Manufacturing Award in the Central Midwest region. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses...
Speedway offers free admission to Le Mars area residents (06/04/10)
Residents from Le Mars, Hinton, Remsen and Merrill can have a free day at the races Saturday. Park Jefferson Speedway, in Jefferson, S.D., is offering free admission to the races that day. "We pick a few towns each year to do this for," said Bob Conley, speaking on behalf of the speedway. "With the economy, people are short on money, and kids like to go to the races, but it can be expensive."...
Winds and rain hit county Thursday night (06/04/10)
A thunderstorm moved through Plymouth County about 10 p.m. Thursday with strong winds, rain and isolated hail. The Plymouth County Storm Center was opened about 8:30 p.m., according to Shawn Olson, storm center captain, and storm spotters were sent out in the area...
Construction to limit Highway 75 traffic to one lane (06/04/10)
Patching work on the Highway 75 Bypass will restrict traffic to one lane weekdays during daylight hours from County Road C-80 near Sioux City north to C-38 near Le Mars starting June 7, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation's (DOT) Sioux City construction office...
Hinton leads 2-0 in suspended game (06/04/10)
Hinton's Tyler Stuerman delivers a pitch during the Blackhawks' game at Unity Christian on Thursday. The game was suspended in the top of the fourth inning with Hinton leading 2-0.
Lady 'Dogs fall to Wolfpack 6-1 (06/04/10)
Thursday's Lakes Conference softball game between Le Mars and Western Christian was halted in the top of the seventh inning due to lightning. The host Wolfpack collected the win with a 6-1 advantage at the time of suspension. Western jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first and added three runs in the third and one in the sixth...
2010 Girls State Tennis Miller posts 2-1 record on day one (06/04/10)
Le Mars senior Natalie Miller is still alive at the Class 1A state tennis tournament after the first day of play at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Miller dropped a 6-1, 6-0 decision to Ballard's Kristy Carr in the first round. But she rebounded with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Aplington-Parkersburg's Shelby Smith in the first round of consolation action. Miller went on to defeat Chelsy Peterson of Harlan 6-3, 6-4 in the consolation quarterfinals...
Blackhawks fall 3-2 in WEC play Thursday (06/04/10)
Hinton dropped its second consecutive 3-2 War Eagle Conference decision on Thursday evening in Cleghorn. Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn plated the winning run with one out in the bottom of the seventh to claim the victory. Hinton fought from behind the entire contest...
K-P struggles in loss to OA-BCIG (06/04/10)
The Kingsley-Pierson baseball team fell 16-1 to visiting Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove in five innings on Wednesday in Western Valley Conference baseball action. The Panthers struggled defensively as they committed seven errors in the loss. Tate Rohde finished 2-for-3 with a run scored. Ryan Mercer was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Tyler Sudbeck doubled for K-P...
Hawks score 6-1 WEC victory over Eagles (06/04/10)
Remsen St. Mary's improved to 5-1 on the season and 2-1 in War Eagle Conference play with a 6-1 victory over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Wednesday evening in Remsen. The visiting Eagles took an early 1-0 lead in the third, but the Hawks stepped up both sides of their game from there on out...
Scheitler pitches R-U past West Sioux 9-2 (06/04/10)
The Remsen-Union baseball team claimed a 9-2 win at West Sioux on Wednesday in War Eagle Conference baseball action. Jake Scheitler worked a complete game for the win as he allowed two hits while striking out 10. Josh Bohnenkamp was 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored. Brad Hodgen had two hits, an RBI and a run scored and Colby Felts added an RBI and a run scored...
June 2, 2010: A day that will live in (baseball) infamy (06/04/10)
Former baseball announcer Ron Fairly had a response to those "Tie goes to the runner" advocates of playground umpiring. "Not so," Captain Fairly Obvious used to say. "There are no ties. The runner is either out or safe." The now-infamous play at first base of Wednesday night's Tigers-Indians game wasn't even a tie. ...
Barry T. Saxen (06/04/10)
Barry T. Saxen, 39, formerly of Pierson, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at his home in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Johnson- Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley, is assisting Barry's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Marilyn (Tammen) Morgan (06/04/10)
Marilyn Joan (Tammen) Morgan, of Clarion, rested from her earthly journey Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 after a brave and inspirational fight against cancer. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 7, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Craig, with the Rev. Sara Nye officiating. Burial will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Craig...
Shirley Ainsworth (06/04/10)
Shirley Ainsworth, 74, of Le Mars, died Thursday, June 3, 2010, at the Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Shirley's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
There's a blue bin in your near future (06/04/10)
It is official. The Le Mars City Council on Tuesday voted to implement mandatory recycling, effective Jan. 1, 2011. The council made their decision based on the recommendations of the Solid Waste Committee. Let the wailing and gnashing of teeth begin...
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