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Stories from Friday, June 25, 2010

May flowers bring June showers? (06/25/10)
If you've been thinking there's been a lot of rain this month, you're right. This June ranks among the top five rainiest Junes since 1958. And the month isn't over yet. That's according to the Midwest Regional Climate Center in Illinois. So far, the center has recorded 9 inches of rain in Le Mars for June...
Remembering Korea: War started 60 years ago today (06/25/10)
The Forgotten War. That's how some refer to the three-year conflict in Korea, in which the United States supported South Korea against the communist government of North Korea and the People's Republic of China. But for about 200 soldiers from Plymouth County and their families, the Korean War will never be forgotten...
Big Sioux River floods into Akron farmland (06/25/10)
The Big Sioux River overflowed its banks Tuesday night flooding areas near Akron. The river reached 19.1 feet according to the National Weather Service (NWS) late Tuesday night flooding the surrounding farmland. The city of Akron was not impacted by the flooding...
Warm Wishes (06/25/10)
Retiring Le Mars Fire Chief Wayne Schipper receives warm congratulations on his career with the fire department and well wishes at an event in his honor at the Willow Creek Golf Course Clubhouse Thursday. Schipper has been with the Le Mars Fire Department for 41 years, serving as volunteer chief from 1983-90 and as full-time chief from 1990-2010...
County conservation board member sought (06/25/10)
Interested in serving on the Plymouth County Conservation Board? If so, now's the time to throw your hat in the ring because there's an open seat, vacated by Clark Goodchild when he resigned June 15. Anyone interested in the position is asked to send a letter of interest that includes his or her willingness and qualifications to serve on the conservation board...
Sioux County to seek payment for DHS work (06/25/10)
Sioux County officials will be asking the Plymouth County Supervisors for money after Department of Human Services changes go into effect. Sioux County officials will present the matter at next Tuesday's board of supervisors' meeting. Plymouth County was chosen by Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) officials as one of 23 county DHS offices to go from full-time to part-time services starting July 1...
2010 Spring Clean Up nets less trash (06/25/10)
Fewer people took advantage of the City of Le Mars Spring Clean Up days this year than last. June 3, 4, 5 and 19, 335 residential customers participated compared to 354 in 2009. This year 129,790 pounds of trash were taken to the landfill while 145,060 pounds went last year...
Stuerman's no-hitter lifts Hinton past Gehlen (06/25/10)
Tyler Stuerman threw a no-hitter to come out on top of a pitchers duel as the Hinton baseball team defeated Gehlen Catholic 3-2 in eight innings on Thursday at River View Complex. Stuerman also knocked in the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth to hand eighth-grader Blake Wiltgen his first varsity loss...
Neumann's three-run HR boosts K-P to 10-7 win over West Monona (06/25/10)
Travis Neumann pitched an eight-inning complete-game and hit a walk-off three-run home run as the Kingsley-Pierson baseball team defeated visiting West Monona 10-7 on Thursday. On Tuesday, the Panthers defeated visiting Maple Valley/Athon-Oto 6-5. Brandon Bainbridge allowed five earned runs on four hits in the complete-game win...
Hinton collects 5-0 WEC win at Gehlen (06/25/10)
Shawnee Miller struck out 10 as Hinton shut out Gehlen Catholic 5-0 in War Eagle Conference softball Thursday evening in Le Mars. The Lady Jays surrendered five runs in the top of the fourth and managed just four hits against Miller. Kelsey Anfinson led off with a single and then Emily Knop singled her to second...
Hawks hand Eagles 10-2 loss (06/25/10)
It took the Remsen St. Mary's baseball team some time to get going, but the Hawks escaped Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn with a 10-2 War Eagle Conference win on Thursday in Marcus. The Hawks led 4-2 heading into the top of the seventh. But freshman-to-be Matt Wesselmann singled home two runs in his first varsity at-bat to stretch RSM's lead to four and the Hawks added four more runs in the frame to make the final score belie how close the game actually was...
Storm Lake sneaks past Le Mars 2-1 (06/25/10)
Emily Ellefson scored on Jordan Heidebrink's sacrfice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning to erase the shutout, but that was all the offense Le Mars could muster as it dropped a 2-1 Lakes Conference decision to visiting Storm Lake on Thursday. The Le Mars defense limited Storm Lake to just two runs on nine hits...
Lady Rockets edge Knights 5-4 (06/25/10)
Remsen-Union collected its second win of the season with a 5-4 War Eagle Conference victory over Unity Christian. The Lady Rockets plated a pair of first inning runs before allowing the visiting Knights to take a 4-2 lead. R-U bounced back to tie the contest at 4-4 before scoring the winning run in the bottom of the sixth and shutting Unity down in the top of the seventh...
A-W drops WEC decision at SB-L (06/25/10)
The Akron-Westfield baseball team dropped a 17-2 decision at Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Thursday in War Eagle Conference baseball action. Alex Frankl scored a run on a passed ball and Derek Appley added a run. Ben Brown took the loss on the mound for the Westerners...
Results of the Ice Cream Days YMCA 3-on-3 tournament (06/25/10)
8-and-under boys First place: Sioux City Swish (Casey Blake, Thomas Carlson, Noah Dickman, Aden Gomez) Second place: The 8's (Brady Alesch, Luke Skov, Eric Spieler, Noah Wiltgen) 10-and-under boys First place: Bulldogs (Gabe Eckstaine, Josiah Engebretson, Carter Nordstrom, Will Pottebaum)...
Local shooters to compete at nationals (06/25/10)
Six members of the Plywood Busters 4-H shooting club competed in the Iowa Games last Saturday in Harlan. Pictured above (left to right): Dominick Foley of Akron (second in team); Eric Berkenpas of Le Mars (first in trapshooting, second in handicaps, third in doubles and second in team); Brandon Widman of Sergeant Bluff (second in doubles and second in team); Frankie Perrin of Le Mars (second in team); Alex Foley of Akron (first in trapshooting, second in handicaps, first in doubles). ...
Margaret J. 'Peggy' Larson (06/25/10)
Margaret J. "Peggy" Larson, 76, of Marcus, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at her home in Marcus. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Marcus. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family on the www.mauerjohnsonfh.com website...
Sandra E. 'Sandi' Schulz (06/25/10)
Sandra E. "Sandi" Schulz, 70, of Le Mars, died Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2010, at Westwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Sandra Ellen Schulz was born Aug. 31, 1939, in Sioux City, the daughter of Marcia E. (Crane) and Kenneth L. Crabb, Sr. In 1958, she graduated from Central High School in Sioux City. Sandi graduated from a local beauty school following high school, and for a number of years, she owned a beauty shop in Riverside...
Roger Utesch (06/25/10)
Roger Utesch, 60, of Le Mars, died Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2010, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Roger Allen Utesch was born June 30, 1949, in Hawarden, the son of Dorothy E. (Haage) and Merlin G. Utesch. He graduated from Le Mars High School, among the class of 1967...
We are keeping the staplers, too (06/25/10)
As July 1 approaches, the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) is making preparations for the new fiscal year. Included in the usual getting ready for a new budget year, the department is winding down full-time operations in many counties, including Plymouth County...
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