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Stories from Friday, January 7, 2011

Vision mission Uhl serves hundreds at NATO eye clinic (01/07/11)
Every morning when optometrist Dr. Ben Uhl shows up at his office, there is a long line of people waiting to see him. Some are U.S. and NATO soldiers, some are contractors and embassy personnel and some are people from the surrounding villages. And it's been like that pretty much seven days a week since Uhl arrived at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan last June...
Plymouth County's taxable valuation rises (01/07/11)
The value of property in Plymouth County is up. The county's total taxable valuation increased $64,333,305, according to a report from Plymouth County Auditor Stacey Feldman. That marks about a 6 percent jump from the previous year. The 2010 numbers, which will be used for 2011-12 taxes, added up to $1,192,677,676 compared to the 2009 tally, $1,128,344,371...
Tackling a tornado in tabletop practice (01/07/11)
A huge tornado ripped through Plymouth County. About 200 people are left without shelter. The drinking water is likely contaminated. How can shelter, food and safety be provided to the county's residents? That's the question a gathering of law enforcement officers, fire-rescue members, emergency responders, hospital staff, Red Cross volunteers, business people, church groups and elected officials tackled Wednesday at Floyd Valley Hospital...
Auditions to be held for community theater comedy (01/07/11)
The Le Mars Community Theater is seeking actors and actresses for its upcoming drama, "Daddy's Dyin' (Who's Got the Will?)." Auditions for eight roles, three men and five women, will be held Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Postal Playhouse,105 First St. N.E., Le Mars...
Christmas tree pickup set for Jan. 10 (01/07/11)
The City of Le Mars offers a free Christmas tree pickup service for real Christmas 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...
Isabel Plendl (01/07/11)
Isabel Plendl, 89, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Isabel J. Plendl was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Plymouth County, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Wagner) Meis. She was raised on a farm near Oyens and attended school at St. Catherine's Catholic School in Oyens...
Roger Wieck (01/07/11)
Roger Wieck, 65, of Sioux City, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Roger Lloyd Wieck was born Oct. 31, 1945, to Lloyd and Gerri (Trometer) Wieck on the family farm near Merrill. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at St. John Lutheran Church in Merrill. Roger attended and graduated from Hinton Community High School with the Class of 1964. He continued his education at Nettleton Business College in Sioux City, graduating in 1966...
Olive M. Wood (01/07/11)
Olive Maxine (Drapeau) Wood, 76, of Walthill, Neb., died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Olive was born July 15, 1934, the daughter of Phillip and Clara (Hallowell) Drapeau. Olive, known to everyone as "Grandma Ollie," lived in Walthill, Neb., for many years until her time of death. Grandma Ollie passed away peacefully Wednesday surrounded by her family and loved ones...
Changing the classics (01/07/11)
In the past decade, a new term has been popped our language: political correctness, or PC as it is known by some. Political correctness is used to measure words, books, films, ideas for anything that might be offensive to anyone. Earlier this week, a person brought in a Le Mars Daily Sentinel from 1967. ...
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