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Stories from Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Branstad claims win, narrow lead in Plymouth County (06/09/10)
Former Gov. Terry Branstad, who claimed the Republican nomination for governor in Tuesday's primary election, had a close race in Plymouth County, according to the unofficial results. With a span of 63 votes separating them, Branstad pulled ahead in the county polls, claiming 1,105 votes (about 47 percent) to Sioux City businessman Bob Vander Plaats' 1,042 (nearly 45 percent)...
A summer of her dreams (06/09/10)
A Le Mars college student is spending her summer working among characters like Puss in Boots and Princess Fiona. Anna Jahn, a 2006 Le Mars Community School graduate, is interning at Dreamworks Animation. The Glendale, Calif. company produced films like "Shrek," "Madagascar," and "Kung Fu Panda."...
DHS will continue help after cuts (06/09/10)
Officials promise residents won't be forgotten when Plymouth County's Department of Human Services goes part time. In April the state was announced that Plymouth County and 22 other county Department of Human Services (DHS) offices would go from full-time to part-time services starting July 1...
Recycletronics takes in nearly 7 tons (06/09/10)
Recycletronics collected 13,925 pounds of E-waste -- items ranging from old computers to vacuum cleaners during a recycling event June 3-5 in Le Mars. The electronics recycling organization took in 3,550 pounds of computers, 1,225 pounds of printers and 6,500 pounds of cathode ray tubes which are used for displays in televisions and computer monitors, according to Le Mars Assistant City Administrator Bill Cole...
Sheriff's new website loaded with public information (06/09/10)
The Plymouth County Sheriff's Office is now online. The office launched its new website, www.plymouthcountysheriff.com, June 1. "We felt that it is much more convenient for us and for the citizens to get onto our website and obtain information about the sheriff's office," said Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo...
Hawks shut out Warriors 3-0 (06/09/10)
By Jesse Geleynse Sports Editor The Remsen St. Mary's baseball team took over first place in the War Eagle Conference as the Hawks handed previously unbeaten Sergeant Bluff-Luton a 3-0 defeat on Tuesday in Remsen. Senior Andrew Portz led RSM (7-2, 7-0) on the mound with the complete game shutout. Portz allowed five hits and five walks while striking out four...
Struve leads Blackhawks past Spartans (06/09/10)
Adam Struve did it all for Hinton on Tuesday as he picked up the complete-game win and hit a three-run home run that ultimately providing the winning margin as the Blackhawks beat Spalding Catholic 8-5 in War Eagle Conference baseball action. Struve finished with three hits, including a three-run homer in the top of the seventh that came after Brady Schindel and Nolan Field had singled...
Lady Jays shut down Knights 14-0 in four innings of WEC action (06/09/10)
Gehlen Catholic used 11 hits to plate 14 runs over the course of three innings to collect a 14-0 win over Unity Christian in four innings on Tuesday evening in Orange City. The Lady Jays plated nine runs in the second before adding one in the third and four more in the fourth...
Errors haunt Jays in 9-8 loss (06/09/10)
Errors hampered the Jays in another War Eagle Conference contest Tuesday. This time, however, Gehlen Catholic was unable to come out on top and the Jays dropped a 9-8 decision at Unity Christian. "We hit the ball fine and put the ball in play," said Gehlen Catholic coach Marty Kurth, whose team registered six hits in the loss. "Offensively we did good things, we scored enough runs to win and (defensively) our pitcher did his job."...
K-P takes WVC win from Ridge View (06/09/10)
The Kingsley-Pierson baseball team defeated Ridge View 8-6 on Tuesday in Western Valley Conference baseball action. Tyler Sudbeck was the winning pitcher as he scattered 10 hits in the complete game victory. The Panthers also beat Westwood 7-6 on Monday in WVC baseball action...
Homan pitches 'Dogs past Pioneers (06/09/10)
Austin Homan pitched a three-hit shutout as the Le Mars baseball team defeated Okoboji 12-0 on Tuesday in non-conference action in Milford. "Austin threw a great game," Le Mars coach Trent Eckstaine said. "He has a good enough fastball where he commands a little respect. He gets it up there and when he's got his curveball working halfway decent, he's a respectable pitcher and you have to take notice."...
Lady Rockets fall on road (06/09/10)
By Bethany Kroeze Sports Editor Remsen-Union suffered a 6-1 loss on the road at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn as the War Eagle Conferences newest teams faced off Tuesday. "We played defense pretty well against a very experienced team," R-U coach Heather Youde said. "Defensively we did a great job and made (HMS) earn five runs."...
Top-ranked A-W shuts out R-U 9-0 in WEC play (06/09/10)
Remsen-Union's defense fought hard in Monday's 9-0 loss to top-rated (Class 1A) Akron-Westfield. "My girls played very well tonight," R-U coach Heather Youde said. "I was very impressed with how they handled themselves. I thought we played very good defense and made them earn the runs they got."...
A-W suffers 12-3 loss to SOS (06/09/10)
A night after it put up 24 runs in four innings, the Akron-Westfield baseball team managed just three in a 12-3 War Eagle Conference loss at home to South O'Brien. Ben Brown took the loss on the mound. The Westerners scored their first run in the first inning. Alex Frankl walked, stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on Brown's sacrifice fly...
Larry Gaul (06/09/10)
Larry Gaul, 54, of Le Mars, died at his home Tuesday, June 8, 2010, following a lengthy illness. Lawrence Ivan Gaul was born March 5, 1956, at Le Mars, the son of Don and Vera (Hellman) Gaul. Larry grew up in Le Mars and graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School in 1975. He then moved to Burlington and was employed with U.S. Gypsum working in the mines for six years...
Rev. Donald L. Deines (06/09/10)
The Rev. Donald L. Deines, 65, of Austin, Minn., died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Three Links Care Center in Northfield, Minn. Pastor Don's first parish was St. John's American Lutheran Church in Le Mars, where he served as youth pastor from 1971-1975...
Franz Schneider (06/09/10)
Franz Schneider, 94, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson and the Rev. Jan Christensen officiating. ...
Zach and Ashley Northway (06/09/10)
Ashley Hutton and Zach Northway of Merrill were united in marriage in a 2 p.m. ceremony April 16, 2010, in Le Mars. The bride is the daughter of Karen Hutton and the late Doug Hutton of Le Mars. The bridegroom is the son of Kerry and Kristi Northway of Dallas Center...
Kloos-Bales (06/09/10)
Ashley Kloos and Zachary Bales of Sioux City announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple is planning a 2 p.m. ceremony Sept. 25, 2010, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. Ashley is the daughter of Randy Kloos of Pelican Rapids, Minn., and Debbie Kloos of Le Mars. Zachary is the son of Brent Zupp of Le Mars and Jackie Jasper of Sioux City...
Loutsch-Firme (06/09/10)
Mark and Lori Loutsch of Le Mars announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melissa, of Brookings, S.D., and Justin Firme of Alexandria, Minn. He is the son of Mike and Cindy Firme of Redwood Falls, Minn. The couple is planning an Aug. 14, 2010, wedding ceremony at St. Catherine's Church in Oyens. The reception will be held at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen...
Plueger-Detloff (06/09/10)
Dennis and Marilyn Plueger and Mike and Kathy Detloff, all of Le Mars, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Katie Plueger and Matt Detloff of Le Mars. The couple is planning a 3 p.m. ceremony Sept. 18, 2010, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The reception will follow the ceremony at the Le Mars Convention Center lower level...
Oil, oil, boil and trouble (06/09/10)
It appears as though the summer of 2010 will be the summer of the oil spill. As the slow news time of summer begins, the 24-hour news cycle will continue to need copy. The good news for assignment editors is that the oil spill provides many story lines to follow. The bad news for the rest of us is that we are approaching an "all spill all the time" news coverage...
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