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Stories from Wednesday, February 2, 2011

And the beak shall inherit the earth - Lally's restaurant celebrates 50th with giant metal hen (02/02/11)
Why did Tom Mullally cross the road? To get to the 1,200-pound giant metal hen on the other side. Mullally, owner of Lally's Eastside Restaurant in Le Mars, recently purchased a giant metal hen in celebration of the restaurant's 50th anniversary, and buying a giant hen is nothing to squawk at...
Council may balance budget by cutting police promotion, equipment (02/02/11)
No police officers will be promoted to fill the sergeant position opened up by a retirement on the Le Mars Police force. Instead, when Sergeant Jim Hinds retires, the position will be filled with an entry-level policeman, keeping the police force at its current number of 14...
Adler asks county to stick with development group (02/02/11)
Neal Adler, executive director of Le Mars Business Initiative Corporation, met with the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to discuss their ongoing support for economic development in the county. He specifically wanted to address the county's investment in the Northwest Iowa Economic Development Group (NIEDG) since 2005...
Supervisors review FY 09-10 financial report (02/02/11)
The board of supervisors reviewed the Plymouth County 2009-10 financial report at its meeting Tuesday. Jeff Peters, of Williams & Company, presented the auditor's report to the board. "There were really no surprises from the audit standpoint," Peters said...
Peterson to retire from court system (02/02/11)
After more than 33 years working for the courts, Plymouth County Clerk of Court Charlene Peterson is retiring. A public reception to recognize Peterson's dedication will be at 2 p.m. March 2 at the Plymouth County Courthouse. Peterson was appointed as Plymouth and Sioux County clerk of court in 2003 after working in the Woodbury County clerk of court office since 1966...
Supervisors review $20,000 NW Electric loan contract (02/02/11)
The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors reviewed the four-year $20,000 forgivable loan contract agreement for Mach-Tig, LLC/Northwest Electric at its Tuesday meeting. The loan is being proposed in response to Northwest Electric's plan to move its Merrill facility to Le Mars...
City approves bus lane near elementary for safety (02/02/11)
A proposed bus lane on the north side of Franklin Elementary may help keep students safe during pick-up time at the end of the school day. Tuesday the Le Mars City Council approved painting a bus loading zone on the south side of Fourth Street South from Third Avenue East to Fourth Avenue East, subject to approval by Le Mars Community Schools Superintendent Todd Wendt...
Playoff time is here again (02/02/11)
A week from today (Thursday), postseason basketball will get under way with Class 1A girls action. All the brackets featuring Plymouth County girls teams are printed along with the Class 1A and 2A boys pairings, which were released on Wednesday. In Class 1A girls action, our local teams are all in Region 2. Akron-Westfield will start out with Woodbury Central while Remsen-Union travels to West Sioux and Remsen St. Mary's plays at Kingsley-Pierson...
Milton 'Swede' Anderson (02/02/11)
Milton "Swede" Anderson, 84, of Akron, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Don Dickman (02/02/11)
Don Dickman, 85, of Merrill, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church in Merrill with the Rev. Peter Boe officiating. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill with graveside military honors provided by the Merrill Oleson-Halweg American Legion Post #125. ...
Margaret Hoorneman (02/02/11)
Margaret Hoorneman, 97, of Ft. Myers, Fla., and formerly of Le Mars, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at the Shell Point Retirement Community in Ft. Myers following a brief illness. A Celebration of Life Service will take place this summer in Le Mars...
Jeff Klemme (02/02/11)
Jeff Klemme, 51, of Akron, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Karl and Marlis Feller (02/02/11)
Karl and Marlis Feller of Aurora, Colo., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 14, 2011. Card and greetings may be sent to them at 655 Buckley Way, Aurora, Colo. 80011. Karl and Marlis have two children and two grandchildren. Their children are Julie (Larry) Smith of Aurora, Colo., and Sheryl (Lenny) Perko of Thornton, Colo. Grandchildren are Zachery (Lacey) Trokey and Lucas Perko of Thornton, Colo...
Bring marriage to a vote (02/02/11)
As promised, Gov. Terry Branstad and the Republican majority in the Iowa House have begun the process of writing legislation to keep their campaign promises on fiscal and social issues. As is the case with many of these item, finding consensus on fiscal issues may be easier than reaching common ground on social issues, namely the legal definition of marriage...
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