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Stories from Friday, June 11, 2010

LCHS choir joins the Big Apple's music scene (06/11/10)
Imagine: Standing on top of Rockefeller Center 70 stories high. Taking in sights, smells, tastes in Chinatown and Little Italy. Singing at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the largest cathedral in the world. Those experiences came to life for 136 Le Mars Community High School choir students when they spent four days in New York City, May 28-31...
Recycling change: Where will the savings go (06/11/10)
Going green might also mean saving some greenbacks for the City of Le Mars -- and city residents -- starting in January 2011. That's when the city's new policy about trash and recycling collection kicks in. Instead of picking up garbage weekly, Le Mars garbage pickup will be every other week...
Hillview Park offers summer activities for all ages (06/11/10)
Summer is a busy time at Hillview Park in southern Plymouth County for children and families. Plymouth County Conservation Naturalist Victoria De Vos offers a range of summer adventures for children of all ages, and those programs are filling up fast...
Explosion near cell tower likely caused by propane leak (06/11/10)
The explosion of an equipment building near a Verizon cell tower Tuesday was heard even by residents about one-quarter mile away in Hinton. "It was a big, giant, loud thud," said Hinton Fire Chief Chad Beck. His fire crew responded to the blaze, which destroyed the about 10-by-30 foot building near the tower on C-60, Beck said...
Le Mars airport to use federal dollars for runway approaches (06/11/10)
The Le Mars Municipal Airport is slated to receive $10,000 in federal funding to work on the runway approaches. According to airport manager Earl Draayer, the dollars will be used for research on the current approaches. The research will involve making sure there are no obstructions in the approaches, removing any obstructions and looking into future expansions, Draayer said...
Lady 'Dogs shut out Indians 10-0 (06/11/10)
The Le Mars girls softball team made quick work of visiting Spirit Lake on Thursday in Lakes Conference softball action with a 10-0 five-inning win. Freshman Emily Ellefson hit a three-run home run to highlight a three-run third inning and reached on a fifth-inning error to score Emily Anderson with the walkoff run...
Lady Jays win third straight War Eagle Conference game (06/11/10)
Gehlen Catholic won its third straight War Eagle Conference game to close out league play for the week with a 3-0 record. "It gives us a little confidence boost heading into the (Bulldog Classic) tournament this weekend," said Gehlen coach Patty Hatting, whose team shut out South O'Brien 12-0 in four innings on Thursday...
Blackhawks bounce back with WEC win (06/11/10)
Breana Bollmeyer struck out two in a complete game four-hitter as the Hinton softball team dispatched Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 8-1 in War Eagle Conference softball action on Thursday in Hinton. "It was nice to put all three parts of the game - pitching, hitting and defense - together," Hinton coach Phil Skamser said. "I thought we were adequate in all three parts of the game tonight."...
Hinton drops 4-3 WEC game to HMS (06/11/10)
The Hinton baseball team dropped its second straight one-run game as it lost 4-3 to visiting Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Thursday in War Eagle Conference baseball action. "In our league, three runs is not going to win too many games," Hinton coach Steve Diediker said...
Top-rated A-W stays perfect with 12-0 War Eagle Conference win over St. Mary's (06/11/10)
The Class 1A No. 13 Remsen St. Mary's softball team dropped a 12-0 decision in five innings to top-ranked Akron-Westfield on Thursday in Remsen. The Westerners opened with six unearned runs in the first inning and the Hawks never threatened. RSM's three errors "proved costly," coach Brad Gralheer said...
Appley's three-RBI double lifts A-W past Hinton (06/11/10)
Derek Appley's bases-loaded three-run double in the top of the sixth inning propelled the Akron-Westfield baseball team to a 6-5 win over Hinton in War Eagle Conference baseball action on Wednesday in Akron. A-W loaded the bases on three consecutive Hinton errors before Appley's double to defeat Hinton ace Tyler Stuerman...
RSM stays unbeaten in WEC with 11-1 win at HMS (06/11/10)
The Remsen St. Mary's baseball team picked up an 11-1 win in five innings at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Wednesday. Tanner Kockler earned the win as he allowed one hit and whiffed 11. The lone run he surrendered was unearned as the Hawks committed three errors behind him...
Proud to call John Wooden 'brother' (06/11/10)
During a night spent wrestling with insomnia during my junior year of college - much like the night this column was conceived - I grabbed one of John Wooden's books off a fraternity brother's shelf. Like me, Wooden was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. ...
Eleanor Harvey (06/11/10)
Eleanor Harvey, 91, of Akron, died Thursday, June 10, 2010, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron, with the Rev. Carla Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Sunday with the family present after 6 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Woodrow G. Peters (06/11/10)
Woodrow G. "Woody" Peters, 92, of Hawarden, died Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery, with military rites. Visitation will begin at noon Sunday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Don't call it a 'Chevy' (06/11/10)
It's been just over a year since global automaker General Motors (GM) sought bankruptcy protection. Chrysler had filed earlier in the year. These bankruptcies shook the psyche of the nation, which believed for nearly a century that "what's good for the country is good for General Motors, and vice-versa."...
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