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Stories from Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Iowa gives eastern European teens a taste of America (07/27/10)
Most kids aren't too excited when they see a big, yellow school bus rumbling toward them. But Birute Petkute, 17, and Zofia Prokopova, 18, were ecstatic. That's because the two girls, spending a few weeks this summer in Hinton as part of the Lions Youth Exchange, had never seen one in real life...
Fair belt buckle honors woodcarver A.J. Lutter (07/27/10)
The 2010 Plymouth County Fair Belt Buckle salutes Master Chainsaw Artist A.J. Lutter of Brainerd, Minn., who has been creating art pieces from wood for more than 30 yeras, and at the Plymouth County Fair since 1990. The buckles, produced by the Town and Country Toy Club, continue a tradition started in 1967, of honoring a builidng, project or group at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds...
Fair queen contest has 22 contestants (07/27/10)
The Pioneer Village stage will be the setting for the 2010 Plymouth County Fair Queen and King crowning at 7 p.m Wednesday, the first day of the Plymouth County Fair. Twenty-two young ladies are candidates for the title of Plymouth County Fair Queen...
Rainy July is one for the history books (07/27/10)
After June climbed toward the top of the statistical pile for amount of rain, one might think July would bring a little less of the wet stuff. Not so. So far this month, Le Mars has received 5.97 inches of rain, according to the Midwest Regional Climate Center in Illinois...
Museum offers sweet deal to new members (07/27/10)
Anyone who joins the Plymouth County Historical Museum for the first time during the Plymouth County Fair will receive a summer treat -- a bag of sweet corn from the Lynn Buss farm. The annual membership to the museum helps to support the museum and the programs it provides...
Local athletes compete in Shrine Bowl (07/27/10)
Playing for the North, Gehlen Catholic's Cole Heissel blocks a member of the South team during the annual Shrine Bowl on Saturday night in Ames. The North won by a 24-0 decision. Turn to page 8 for more photos.
Lakes Conference Baseball (07/27/10)
Final Standings First Team All-Lakes Second Team All-Lakes Honorable Mention (Le Mars only)...
Lakes Conference Softball (07/27/10)
Final Standings First Team All-Lakes Pitchers Catchers First Base Infielders Outfielders Utility Second Team All-Lakes Pitcher Catcher First Base Infielders Outfielders Utility Morgan Schichtl, E-LC Honorable Mention (Le Mars only)...
Western Valley Conference (07/27/10)
Western Valley Conference North Baseball First Team All-WVC Second Team All-WVC Western Valley Conference North Softball First Team All-WVC Second Team All-WVC...
Ewing collects four medals at Iowa Games (07/27/10)
Katelyn Ewing of Le Mars won four medals in the 2010 Summer Iowa Games, held July 17-18 in Ames. She competed in the 15-18-year-old women's division of youth swimming. Ewing took home the gold medal women's 200 free relay. She also won the silver in the women's 200 medley relay and two bronze medals in the women's 50 freestyle and mixed 200 free relay...
Jean (Schleis) Baer (07/27/10)
Mrs. Larry (Jean) Baer, 79, of Le Mars, died Friday July 23, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The former Roma Jean Splinter was born Sept. 12, 1930, at Clear Lake, S.D., the daughter of Ronald and Eileen (Finnegan) Splinter. She grew up in Milbank, S.D., and graduated from Milbank High School in 1948...
Lois Jean Frank (07/27/10)
Lois Jean Frank, 78, of Le Mars, died Monday, July 26, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Lois' family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohsonfh.com...
Violet M. Hendricks (07/27/10)
Leak will not deter Afghan mission (07/27/10)
Officials from the Defense Department are scrambling to contain the damages caused by the leak of 91,000 U.S. military documents pertaining to the war in Afghanistan. WikiLeaks, a whistle-blowing group, posted the documents online. This is among if not the largest unauthorized disclosure of military documents in history...
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