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Stories from Thursday, July 15, 2010

Teacher to take ice cream lab lessons to classroom (07/15/10)
A program started to promote math and science in the classroom has brought teachers and businesses together. Iowa Mathematics and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP) is a state funded initiative. The goal is to get more math and science teachers in the classroom and students excited about those subjects...
Years of wet weather lead to earwig invasion (07/15/10)
Many Iowans didn't know what an earwig was -- until the insects started showing up in droves this summer. With their dark brown bodies, reddish heads, pale yellow-brown legs and pinchers, earwigs are everywhere. That's because the insects flourish in moist conditions -- a pattern showing up in the past three to five years of wet summers across most of the state, said Dr. Donald Lewis, professor and extension entomologist at Iowa State University (ISU)...
4-H club issues the 2,000 pound challenge (07/15/10)
A local 4-H club wants to keep 1 ton of garbage out of the landfill in five days. And they need your help. The Stanton Lucky Clovers are bringing recycling back to the Plymouth County Fair July 28-Aug. 1. Last year, members of the club introduced portable recycling bins to the fairgrounds to give people the chance to recycle...
Brunsville council looks to lease golf course (07/15/10)
Golfers may still have a shot this summer at a round of golf on the Brunsville course, which has been closed since March. The Brunsville City Council is working with the Harold Harms family, owners of the Prairie Rose Golf Course, to lease the land and reopen the course for play...
Two arrested in car burglary investigation (07/15/10)
Two Le Mars teens were arrested Wednesday after an investigation into numerous unlocked car burglaries around the community in the past month. Austin Charles Majeres, 17, and Whitney E. Arnold, 18, face charges of stealing or possessing hundreds of dollars worth of items stolen from vehicles...
Blackhawks retire Midgets 3-1 (07/15/10)
Perched high on the shoulders of two male Hinton fans, Shawnee Miller looked down at her fans, her eyes wet from tears of joy and an ear-to-ear grin on her face as she was carried off the field. No exit from the field could have been more fitting for the Blackhawks right-hander, who gutted out a one-hit, seven-strikeout performance after rolling an ankle during warm-ups to lead Hinton to a 3-1 win over Estherville-Lincoln Central in the Class 2A Region 1 title game on Wednesday in Cherokee...
Top-ranked A-W shuts out Woodbine 11-0 (07/15/10)
A single senior is listed on the Akron-Westfield softball lineup. Success can be difficult to come by for a team so young, but that has not stopped the Lady Westerners this summer. After starting the season ranked No. 2 in Class 1A, the Lady Westerners claimed the top spot in week two and held on the rest of the season...
Randy Covert (07/15/10)
Randal L. Covert, 47, of Parker, S.D., died Monday, July 12, 2010, at Parker. Randal Leroy Covert was born on May 3, 1963 at LasVegas, N.M., the son of Jerry and Margaret (Bauler) Covert. They lived in New Mexico before he moved with his family to Humboldt, S.D., while he was in grade school. In 1982 he graduated from West Central High School...
Melva J. March (07/15/10)
Melva J. (Warneke) March, 83, of Sioux City, passed away peacefully Monday, July 12, 2010, at a local nursing home, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her family. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Kingsley,, where she was born and raised. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berger Funeral Home of Sioux City...
Kids, don't try this at home (07/15/10)
Mid July is here. The Fourth of July, the traditional "half-way" mark of summer has come and gone. Baseball and softball tournaments are underway, and the Plymouth County Fair opens in under two weeks. Yep, the signs all point to us being on the downward slope of summer. This seems to happen more quickly each year, and I like it less each year. We all know that fall is waiting in the wings, and behind that the season that shall not be named...
Summer doesn't need to mean death (07/15/10)
It's summer, and for many, it is vacation time. With the economy still inching along, many are choosing to vacation close to home. These short vacations, called "staycations" by some, involve weekend or day trips to nearby cities and attractions. This means more time in cars and trucks...
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