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Stories from Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Council approves higher ranges for non-bargaining employee raises (06/16/10)
The Le Mars City Council approved a higher range for merit raises for the 20 non-bargaining city employees. The overall increase is 3 percent, but individual raises are determined through performance reviews. That list of non-bargaining employees ranges from City Administrator Scott Langel and Assistant City Administrator Bill Cole to the city's ambulance director and library director...
Backyard tractor's work is child's play (06/16/10)
Lincoln Renken, 4, has a special John Deere tractor in his backyard -- it doubles as a playground. The 7-foot-tall, 12-foot-long wooden structure has the design of a body and interior of a real tractor with an attached climbing wall, a slide and a rock climbing wall...
Le Mars Cable will broadcast Ice Cream Days parade live (06/16/10)
Saturday the Le Mars Cable Committee will be broadcasting the Ice Cream Days parade live in front of city hall. The program will begin on cable channel 12 at approximately 9:15 a.m. This time will be based on how fast the parade travels from the starting point at the Plymouth County Fair Grounds to city hall...
Primary election canvass complete (06/16/10)
The Plymouth County Supervisors put their official stamp on the June 8 primary with their canvass of the election Tuesday. Of the 16,879 registered voters in the county 2,513 cast their ballot last week, according to Cherie Nitzsche, deputy auditor...
Officials accept Crescent Ridge acreage offer (06/16/10)
An offer of $197,500 to purchase the acreage parcel of the Crescent Ridge property was accepted Tuesday by city and county officials. The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors and the Le Mars City Council approved Floyd Fiedler's offer to buy the 2.7-acre plot at their respective meetings Tuesday...
Kockler leads RSM past Hinton 7-2 (06/16/10)
Starting a brand new week after its first conference loss, the Remsen St. Mary's baseball team turned to its ace. And Tanner Kockler delivered as he struck out 14 in a complete-game three-hitter as the Hawks defeated visiting Hinton 7-2 in War Eagle Conference action on Tuesday...
No. 2 Heelan squeezes past Gehlen 4-2 (06/16/10)
Gehlen Catholic softball coach Patty Hatting was hoping her squad would roll out a better performance against Class 3A No. 2 Bishop Heelan in Tuesday's game than the Lady Jays managed at the CYO. Despite losing 4-2 to the visiting Crusaders on Tuesday in Le Mars, Hatting was pleased with the improvements her team has made since its last meeting with Heelan...
'Dogs hold off Dutch in seventh inning (06/16/10)
The Le Mars baseball team stepped outside of Lakes Conference play to claim a 6-4 victory over MOC-Floyd Valley on Tuesday in Orange City. The final score belied how in control starting pitcher Zach Reuter was. The junior held MOC-FV scoreless until the bottom of the seventh when the Dutch put together a four-run rally. But Reuter staved off MOC-FV's comeback bid for the complete game victory...
Rockets tally 6-3 win over Wolverines (06/16/10)
The Remsen-Union baseball team picked up a 6-3 victory over South O'Brien on Tuesday in War Eagle Conference baseball action in Paullina. Josh Bohnenkamp fanned 11 and scattered nine hits in the complete-game win. The Rockets made the most of their four hits. Colby Felts had one hit, scored twice and drove in a pair...
Lady Rockets tally first win of season (06/16/10)
The Remsen-Union softball team released a collectively held breath as it defeated South O'Brien 9-6 in War Eagle Conference action Tuesday. "My girls played very, very well," R-U coach Heather Youde said. "We hit the ball well and put pressure on their defense. We played outstanding defense and only had one error."...
Hinton's Anfinson belts pair of HRs in 8-2 win over St. Mary's (06/16/10)
Big bats were the key for the Hinton softball team as it upended Class 1A No. 13 Remsen St. Mary's 8-2 in War Eagle Conference action Tuesday in Remsen. Kelsey Anfinson belted a home run in the first and another in the seventh to pace the Blackhawks...
Lady 'Dogs collect 5-3 non-conference win over Dutch (06/16/10)
Solid plate peformances from Kelby Klein and Kirstie Ruhland lifted Le Mars past MOC-Floyd Valley 5-3 on Tuesday evening in Orange City. Klein drove in three of the Lady Bulldogs' five runs in the victory. Le Mars starter Erin Kommes spotted the hosts a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but Le Mars plated a pair in the fourth inning to take a lead it would not relinquish...
Trapshooting results (06/16/10)
Shooting 50 straight: Monte Onken, David King. Shooting 25 straight: Monte Onken, Al King, David King, Lonny Willer, Tom Rodesch. Shooting 24: Lonny Willer, David King, Monte Onken, Gene Nussbaum, Dick Halter, Tim Kruse, David Korver, Randy Paulsen, Warren Oetken, Larry Fillippi, Kevin Massmann, Fran Wendt, Landon Kelsey, Bruce Frerichs, Landon Kelsey, David Goosen...
Barbara S. Gregory (06/16/10)
Barbara Sturges Gregory, 86, of Easton, Md., and a Le Mars native, died Friday, June 11, 2010, at William Hill Manor. Born in Le Mars, on Jan. 1, 1924, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Marianna Sims Sturges. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1945. She then married Edgar "Greg" Gregory, II on Nov. 17, 1945...
Eileen Vander Stoep (06/16/10)
Eileen Vander Stoep, 98, of Le Mars, passed away quietly at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars Tuesday June 15, 2010, with family at her side. Eileen Katherine Lenihan was born to D.C. and Nell Lenihan of Le Mars, Feb. 7, 1912, the third of five children. Her entire life was spent in Le Mars, graduating from Central High School in 1930, attending the University of Iowa for a year, and then returning to work at the Plymouth County Courthouse until her marriage...
Trista and Larry Eppling (06/16/10)
Trista Kyhl and Larry Eppling of Le Mars were united in marriage May 8, 2010, at Le Mars Assembly of God Church in Le Mars. Pastor Dan Krause officiated the 2 p.m. ceremony. Trista is the daughter of Rae Kellen of Parkersburg. Larry is the son of Gerald and Leora Eppling of Le Mars...
Bredar-Betsworth (06/16/10)
Lindsey Anne Bredar and Jacob Paul Betsworth of Bellevue, Neb., announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple is planning a 2 p.m. wedding July 10, 2010, at St. Gerald Catholic Church in Ralston, Neb. Jacob proposed to Lindsey at Firestone Winery, outside of Santa Barbara, Calif...
Janning-McCullough (06/16/10)
Norbert and Colleen Janning of Le Mars announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melissa Janning of West Des Moines, and Phillipp McCullough, also of West Des Moines. He is the son of Michael and Cheryl McCullough and the late Janice McCullough of Urbandale...
Meyer-Rust (06/16/10)
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Meyer of rural Avoca, Neb., along with Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rust of Storm Lake, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Andrea Rae Meyer and Ryan Michael Rust. An Aug. 6, 2010, wedding is planned at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Omaha, Neb...
Phillips-Medick (06/16/10)
Darwin and Jackie Phillips of Pierson and Deb Medick of Cleghorn announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Jenna Jo Phillips and Andrew Harold Medick of Pierson. Andrew is also the son of the late Harold Medick. The couple is planning a 5 p.m. wedding Aug. 28, 2010, in the lower level of the Le Mars Convention Center. The reception will immediately follow the ceremony in the upper level of the Le Mars Convention Center...
Weiler-Fynaardt (06/16/10)
The engagement and approaching marriage of Hope Marie Weiler of rural Le Mars and Nicholas Wayne Fynaardt of Orange City is announced by their parents, Gilbert and Audrey Weiler and Dennis and Sandy Fynaardt. The couple is planning a July 31, 2010, wedding at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with a reception to follow at the Le Mars Convention Center...
Marv and Shiryl Reuter (06/16/10)
Marv and Shiryl Reuter of Hospers will celebrate 50 years of marriage Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Hospers St. Anthony's Catholic Church with a 5 p.m. Mass. Mass will be followed by an open house at 6 p.m. at the Hospers Community Center. Please let your presence be your gift...
So much more than ice cream (06/16/10)
It's summertime in Iowa. The temperatures are rising and activities are in full swing. If you are looking for something to do, the rest of this week offers a full slate of activities. Ice Cream Days is underway in Le Mars, with four days of family fun. There will be literally something for everyone in the next few days...
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