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Stories from Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas tree pickup set for Jan. 10 (12/28/10)
The City of Le Mars offers a free Christmas tree pickup service for real trees, and it will begin Monday, Jan. 10. City workers will make a sweep of the city that day to collect the trees. Residents can have their old Christmas trees removed if they bring them to the curbside in time for the pickup...
North American Co-Pack up and running in Le Mars (12/28/10)
Five sandwiches every four seconds. That's the rate North American Co-Pack's new plant in Le Mars is pumping out ready-to-eat sandwiches to be sold across the nation. And plant manager Wes Cowins has plans to make production even faster. The plant began operations Dec. 10, producing pre-packaged sandwiches for companies around the U.S...
New Kingsley mayor takes oath of office Wednesday (12/28/10)
Kingsley's new mayor will be sworn in Wednesday. Rick Bohle will take the gavel following his election to fill the unexpired term of Wayne Plendl, who resigned the mayor position in August. Bohle was the lone candidate on the ballot, receiving 125 votes in a special election held Dec. 21. A write-in candidate, John Hackett, received 35 votes...
Two Le Mars men help provide clean water for Haitian school (12/28/10)
After a year of preparation and eight months of delay, eight people from churches in the Prospect Hill Presbytery -- including Jim Kendall and Jerry Lake, of Le Mars' Presbyterian United Church of Christ -- were finally able to complete their mission trip to Jacmel, Haiti...
Garbage, recycling magnets available (12/28/10)
Wondering which week will be garbage pickup and which will be recycling after the new every-other-week schedule goes into effect in Le Mars? The week of Jan. 3, 2011, will be trash pickup, and the week of Jan 10 will be recycling. The pattern should continue every other week for the rest of the year, unless the Le Mars City Council makes changes to the every-other-week plan...
Vera H. Mammen (12/28/10)
Vera H. Mammen, 97, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Vera Hermina Mammen was born May 30, 1913, on the family farm in Preston Township, Plymouth County, the daughter of Robert and Meta (Pageler) Grosenheider. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Akron, and attended country school near her home...
Elaine F. McKown (12/28/10)
Elaine F. (Arens) McKown, 85, of Le Mars, died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at her daughter and son-in-law's home in Le Mars, following a brief illness with cancer of the esophagus. Elaine F. Arens was born Feb. 17, 1925, in Remsen, the daughter of Martin and Elizabeth (Schiltz) Arens. She attended school in Le Mars and graduated from Central High School in 1943...
Do we really need this bridge? (12/28/10)
The Le Mars City Council last week voted 3-2, with council members Ihrke and Knapp casting the "no" votes, to spend $29,000 on an engineering study for a $200,000 pedestrian bridge over the Floyd River. We are among the first to agree that the trail system is wonderful. The winding trails provide an escape into the serenity of nature, as well as a wonderful way to safely get exercise...
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