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Stories from Friday, June 18, 2010

Municipal Band kicks off season with Ice Cream Days concert (06/18/10)
The Le Mars Municipal Band will present its first concert of the summer 7 p.m. Saturday, in Foster Park in conjunction with Ice Cream Days festivities. Admission is free. Curt Ohrlund will conduct the band, and the Rev. Gary Landsness will announce the concert...
County seeking to fill offices vacated by DHS change (06/18/10)
When the Plymouth County Department of Human Services goes from full-time to part-time June 1, several offices will be vacated at the county's DHS building in Le Mars. That could translate into less federal dollars flowing into Plymouth County, according to a DHS official...
Le Mars United Way awards more than $75,000 (06/18/10)
The Le Mars United Way Board of Directors has approved funding levels to local agencies for the 2010-2011 fiscal years. "This year we provided $76,957 to 16 local agencies," said Janelle Bixenman, volunteer chair of the Le Mars United Way's Board of Directors...
Toy Club hosts auction, show (06/18/10)
The Town & Country Toy Club is hosting its annual Toy Auction and Toy Show Saturday and Sunday at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds as part of Ice Cream Day activities. The toy auction at 5 p.m. Saturday is a consignment auction and will feature farm toys, NASCAR and other memorabilia items...
Lady 'Dogs pound Rebels 14-0 (06/18/10)
The Le Mars softball team made quick work of visiting Sioux Central on Thursday as the Lady Bulldogs earned a 14-0, three-inning win at home in non-conference action. Le Mars plated four runs in the first inning. Emily Ellefson and Kirstie Ruhland had back-to-back RBI doubles and Erin Kommes had a two-run single in the frame...
Hinton's comeback effort falls short at Westwood (06/18/10)
The Hinton baseball team made a valiant comeback effort, but fell just short in a 9-8 non-conference loss to Westwood on Thursday in Sloan. Hinton's Brock Harris made his varsity start and gave up five runs in the first inning before settling down. "He settled down and started throwing strikes," Hinton coach Steve Diediker said. ...
Jays pelt Hawks for 17-4 win (06/18/10)
This time it was Gehlen's turn. The Jays baseball team bounced back from a double-digit defeat on Wednesday to defeat Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 17-4 in five innings on Thursday in War Eagle Conference baseball action. The Jays jumped on the Hawks with six first-inning runs and added seven in the fifth inning as they scored in every inning...
Hawks top Falcons for first time in three years (06/18/10)
By Bethany Kroeze Sports Editor Remsen St. Mary's dropped out of the Class 1A softball rankings on Thursday, but that didn't bother the Hawks as they collected a 7-2 victory over visiting West Sioux. The War Eagle Conference win was the first over West Sioux in three years, RSM coach Brad Gralheer said...
Hinton splits twin bill with Unity Christian (06/18/10)
The Hinton softball team split a doubleheader with visiting Unity Chrisitan on Thursday evening. In the first game, the Blackhawks collected a 10-5 win. Shawnee Miller ripped a solo home run to tie the game at 1-1 after the first inning. Unity took a 2-1 advantage in the third...
Bulldogs drop 28-11 decision to Black Raiders (06/18/10)
It was not the highest-scoring game of which Le Mars baseball coach Trent Eckstaine has been a part. Still, Thursday's 28-11 non-conference loss to visiting Sioux City East marks the second time in six days that the 'Dogs have surrendered a double-digit first inning...
Rockets fall to eighth-ranked Warriors in WEC play (06/18/10)
The Remsen-Union baseball team fell 13-1 to Class 3A No. 8 Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Wednesday in War Eagle Conference baseball action. Brad Hodgen had the lone hit and scored the line run in the five-inning loss. Matt Hansen had the lone RBI. The Rockets (5-7, 4-7) committed three errors on the night...
Le Mars says 'goodbye' to a valued citizen (06/18/10)
When he moved to Le Mars in September of 2000, Mark Jacobson never thought he would still be here nearly a decade later. In the meantime, he's added a wife, a dog, a daughter and a son. He has also added a legacy at the Le Mars Community YMCA which will stay behind as the Jacobsons move back to Wisconsin where Mark and his wife Amy grew up. She's going to be a physical therapist in Kenosha. He's still on the job-hunting front...
Gerrit Van Donkelaar (06/18/10)
Gerrit Van Donkelaar, 69, of Maurice, died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at his residence. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at First Reformed Church in Maurice. Burial will be in Sherman Township Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Sunday, with the family present 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City...
Jim Upton (06/18/10)
Jim Upton, 42, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 16, 2010 in Le Mars. James Andrew Upton was born Aug. 21, 1967, in Weleetka, Okla., the son of Jack Upton and Rosetta (Estep) Walton. Early in his childhood, he moved with his family to Alcester, S.D. Jim attended school in Alcester and graduated from Alcester High School in 1985...
Survey says... (06/18/10)
Fans of the long running game show "Family Feud" would guess the responses of people that were asked a question. While the prizes may not be as glamorous, Le Mars planners and leaders are looking for your responses about the community. The 151 question survey asks residents how they view the community as it is today, as well as asking questions about the future...
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