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Stories from Monday, July 19, 2010

Crawfords' organic plantation offers healthy choices (07/19/10)
Sue and Tom Crawford are growing everything from kiwi to Japanese onions on their land near Merrill. Owners of Jumping Jacks Plantation, the couple grows organic fruits and vegetables. "We're very, very careful about what we eat," Sue said. "We're trying to do everything we can to lead healthier lives."...
Stimulus dollars bring supplies, food to local families (07/19/10)
Mid-Sioux Opportunity was on the receiving end of federal stimulus dollars to use for its food pantry in Plymouth County, but organizers wanted to think out of the box. So they picked up a bunch of bags, buckets and baskets. "We filled 24 buckets with cleaning supplies and 68 bags with summer snacks," said Jackie Schlesser, Mid-Sioux's development director...
Ruhland receives a mountainous birthday present (07/19/10)
Tony Ruhland's 90th birthday present didn't come in a box. One of the Le Mars man's daughters, Ann Thompson, is painting him a mural in his Park Place Estates apartment. It's kind of a tradition in their family. When Thompson was 16, she claimed a portion of the family's kitchen wall in rural Neptune to paint her first mural...
Final summer concert is Wednesday (07/19/10)
The Le Mars Municipal Band will present its final concert of the 2010 summer season at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Foster Park. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their blankets and lawnchairs. Jerry Bertrand will conduct the band, and the Rev. Gary Landsness will announce the concert...
Bands bring live music Wednesday (07/19/10)
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 5:30pm to 7pm. Two Christian groups -- C2C and Gratefully Saved -- will be performing. Food will be available for purchase...
Kockler pitches Hawks past Panthers (07/19/10)
You were probably cursing Saturday's near triple-digit temperatures. Remsen St. Mary's ace Tanner Kockler was reveling in it. Kockler struck out 14 and added an RBI double as the Hawks defeated Storm Lake St. Mary's 8-0 to win the Class 1A District 2 title and advance to Tuesday's substate contest against District 1 champion Spalding Catholic in Granville...
No. 2 SB-L holds on to down 'Dogs 6-5 (07/19/10)
The Le Mars baseball team never led and was facing a Sergeant Bluff-Luton squad ranked second in Class 3A, but most fans who left the Warriors' 6-5, eight-inning win over the Bulldogs in Friday's District 1 tournament opener know the contest could have ended in either team's favor...
Lady Jays present Softball Awards (07/19/10)
(Photo contributed) Gehlen Catholic presented softball awards on Thursday evening at a banquet at the school. The winners are pictured above (from left): Steph Rohe - Offensive MVP, Defensive MVP and 2011 Captain; Lexi Wiltgen - Coaches Award; Kayla Holtgrewe - Pride Award; Sarah Jentz - Hustle Award; Becca Vonnahme - Most Improved; Amber Timmins - 2011 Captain...
Edith Baier (07/19/10)
Richard and Diane Kluver (07/19/10)
Richard and Diane Kluver of Missouri Valley will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 24, 2010, with a gathering at the Thiesen farm at 2225 150th St., Lawton, starting at 3 p.m. Hosting the event will be Heidi (Kluver) Rasmussen and Barb Thiesen...
Recycle those plastic bags! (07/19/10)
One picnic table equals 32,000 plastic shopping bags. Yes, the equation does work. Those bags that you often see blowing in the wind or caught in the fence or tree, or taking up space in your storage area, can be transformed into useful products that help beautify the places that we enjoy. Simply take them to your local grocery store for recycling into outdoor furniture...
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