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Stories from Thursday, July 22, 2010

I do and I'll miss you: Couple will marry just before husband deploys (07/22/10)
Less than two weeks after they say their vows, Amy Janssen and Jason Kinney will be saying goodbye. Jason is deploying with about 3,000 Iowa National Guard soldiers to Afghanistan for nine months plus a few months prior to that for training. His send off ceremony is set for the morning of Aug. 5 in Sioux City...
Winds, storm tear through Maurice, injure four (07/22/10)
Winds of up to 100 mph ripped through Maurice in the early morning hours today (Thursday) injuring at least four people and damaging several homes. As of about 3 a.m., four people sustained minor injures and two of them were taken to the hospital, according to Phil Schumacher, meteorologist at the Sioux Falls National Weather Service...
Kingsley prepares to pedal refreshments during RAGBRAI (07/22/10)
When RAGBRAI cyclists roll into Kingsley Sunday -- they will be welcomed with plenty of food and drink. "We're going to be serving breakfast sandwiches," said Joel Volkert, a member of Salem Lutheran Church, which serves Correctionville, Kingsley and Pierson...
Merrill Pioneer Days offers old-fashioned fun (07/22/10)
The town of Merrill will host its annual Pioneer Days Friday and Saturday with a number of old-time activities. "We try to do old-fashioned things," said Carol Vanderloo, one of a number of volunteers who help with the event. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday is the Draft Horse Show at the horse arena on the south side of Merrill. Food will be available, served by the Merrill Saddle Club...
Advance fair passes on sale Saturday (07/22/10)
Advance sales of Plymouth County Fair car passes and five-day wrist bands will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. Price of the pass is $30. A car pass will admit a car and occupants, up to a maximum of four adults. Additional persons pay the $7 one-day admission...
Council OKs grant match for downtown preservation (07/22/10)
This week the Le Mars City Council approved matching possible grant dollars of $5,000 for each year for two years to help with the goal of listing part of downtown Le Mars on the National Register of Historic Places. The Le Mars Historic Preservation Commission (LHPC) is heading up the efforts...
Council approves amended storm water drainage rates (07/22/10)
A new two-tier structure for stormwater drainage rates becomes effective Aug. 1 for Le Mars residents and businesses. Le Mars City Council members waived second and third readings of the new rate ordinance at their Tuesday session and made it official...
SRTS contract extended, fees increased (07/22/10)
Le Mars City Council members gave the go-ahead Tuesday to extend the current Siouxland Regional Transit System (SRTS) transportation services contract through June 30, 2011. The 12-month agreement -- with no additional financial impact on the city budget -- is slightly below the current contract...
Blackhawks claim sixth place (07/22/10)
As quickly as the Hinton softball team's offense reappeared, it was gone. After pounding out 15 hits in Wednesday morning's consolation semifinal, the Blackhawks mustered just one in a 4-0 loss to Mid-Prairie to finish sixth at the Class 2A state tournament at Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge...
State Softball Roundup (07/22/10)
Class 1A Fifth place Woodward-Granger 4, North Sentral Kossuth 3 (8) FORT DODGE--A 1-1 tie after seven innings of play combined with the 90 minute time limit forced the Class 1A fifth-place game to use the international tie-breaker in the eighth inning...
State Semifinal Preview No. 1 A-W to face No. 5 Blue Devils (07/22/10)
Class 1A Semifinal No. 1 Akron-Westfield vs No. 5 Martensdale-St. Marys 7:30 p.m. Akron-Westfield Lady Westerners Head coach: Todd Colt Record: 35-1 Team batting average: .434 Offensive leaders: Pitcher: senior Jordan Harris Record: 23-0 ERA: 0.45 Strikeouts: 119...
Skamser to call it quits (07/22/10)
During senior night for the Hinton softball team on July 6, the public address announcer told the crowd that head coach Phil Skamser was coaching his final home game. While it was indeed Skamser's final home game, his team refused to let him quit coaching as it rallied to reach the Class 2A state tournament for the first time in Skamser's 23-year career...
View of Washington's nose? Priceless (07/22/10)
"In the summertime when the weather is high You can stretch right up and touch the sky When the weather's fine We go fishing or go swimming in the sea We're always happy Life's for living, yeah, that's our philosophy" -- lyric "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry, 1970...
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