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Stories from Friday, July 16, 2010

Miller sparks sister's drive for Tuff Truck contest (07/16/10)
In 2009 Brittany Miller was the first girl ever to drive in the Tuff Truck competition at the Plymouth County Fair. But she, for sure, won't be the only one this year. Her sister Samantha Miller, 17, will be rolling alongside Brittany's 1991 pickup in her own 1989 Chevy Blazer...
Detour ahead, drivers maneuver highway road work (07/16/10)
Le Mars is already a jungle of orange cones and traffic signs along Business 75, and the traffic snarl is going to get worse before it gets better. A second road project starts Monday in Le Mars, meaning a detour for Highway 3 east. The rail crossing on Plymouth Street (Highway 3) near Fareway in Le Mars is going to be completely replaced, according to City Administrator Scott Langel...
Color explodes in 'Sittin Pretty' Arts Council fund raiser (07/16/10)
A colorful array of chairs and tables, featuring flowers, cartoon characters, and even a motorcycle seat and saddlebags, are part of the second annual "Sittin Pretty" Arts Council fundraiser at the Le Mars Arts Center. Thirty-four chairs and tables have been refurbished into works of art by area artists and friends of the arts...
Bands bring live music Wednesday (07/16/10)
Two bands will be performing live Wednesday evening at the Olson Cultural Event Center. The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the musical entertainment from 5:30-7pm. Two Christian groups -- C2C and Gratefully Saved -- will be performing. Food will be available for purchase...
World Harmony torch comes through Le Mars Sunday (07/16/10)
A relay run across the length and breadth of America dedicated to the cause of world harmony will pass through Le Mars at 11:10 a.m. People can call 888-882-4081 to confirm arrival the time. The World Harmony Run is the world's largest relay run. This year, teams of runners will carry the torch more than 45,000 miles to over 100 countries...
Indiana Bones (07/16/10)
Young readers giggle at the misadventures of Draco the Dragon, a puppet held by storyteller Indiana Bones. Also known as Mike McCartney, Indiana Bones spent Wednesday evening entertaining the crowd at the Le Mars Public Library event.
Hawks survive Rockets to advance (07/16/10)
Jim Klein is getting too old for this. There are only so many times a high school baseball coach can watch his pitcher run the count full with the bases loaded and the winning run on third. But Matt Arens bailed his Remsen St. Mary's coaches and teammates out with a pair of strikeouts to keep the game tied through seven innings and the Hawks erupted for three runs in the top of the eighth to defeat cross-town rival Remsen-Union 11-8 in Thursday's Class 1A District 2 semifinal...
Wildcats use Panther errors to claim 8-3 win (07/16/10)
Five errors proved costly as Kingsley-Pierson dropped an 8-3 district semifinal decision to rival Woodbury Central on Thursday night in Moville. "I told the kids before the game, 'Make the simple stuff. Keep the game even,'" K-P head coach Kevin Hardie said. "And the routine things, we fell apart on."...
State Softball Preview (07/16/10)
Class 1A No. 1 Akron-Westfield vs No. 8 Lynnville-Sully Monday, July 19 at 1:30 p.m. Akron-Westfield Lady Westerners Head coach: Todd Colt (300-42) Record: 34-1 Starting pitcher: senior Jordan Harris (22-0, 0.45 ERA, 119 K's) Team batting average: .354...
Trapshooting results for July 12 (07/16/10)
Shooting 25 straight: Dick Halter, Lonny Willer, Kevin Foley, Dave Klohs, Bob Puetz, Ron Stevens, Mark Goosen Shooting 24: Dale Lisle, Fran Wendt, Dennis Jacobsma, Steve Ohm, Scott Lauters, Bob Puetz, Jim McElhaney, Landon Kelsey, Kevin Nobel, Dave Klohs, Larry Schlichting, Jim Gearke, Ken Hansen, Keith Wilken, Bob Perrin...
Anita Lynn (Block) Rodgers (07/16/10)
Anita Lynn Rodgers, 38, of Meridian, Idaho, died Friday, July 2, 2010, after a courageous 2 1/2 year battle with cancer. Anita was born Feb. 1, 1972, in Sioux City, the daughter of Pete and Mary Block. The oldest of eight children, Anita inspired and encouraged her sisters and brother. She attended school at St. Michael's Catholic Grade School and Bishop Heelan High School...
Donald W. Broten (07/16/10)
Donald Warren Broten, 72, of Hinton, died Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at his residence. Abiding by his wishes, the body has been cremated. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Merlin Schrad officiating. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home...
Support farmers markets - it's good for you! (07/16/10)
We hope area residents check out and support the Farmers Market now operating for the season each Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon at the Olson Cultural Event Center. One of the joys of an Iowa summer is savoring fresh produce from the garden. For those who don't have the space, time or are unable to garden, the Farmers Market feeds the need...
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