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Stories from Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Legislators support energy rate increase to build nuclear (03/23/11)
Local legislators are in favor of a bill that would help MidAmerican Energy recoup the costs of building a second nuclear energy plant for Iowa and lure investors. MidAmerican president William Fehrman told a Senate subcommittee last week that, if the bill is approved, customers would see a 10 percent rate increase in a 10-11-year period, allowing MidAmerican to build a $1-2 billion plant by 2020...
Phase II limits parking at LCS (03/23/11)
Work on Le Mars Community School's Phase II construction project creating a new gym and classrooms will limit parking in the LCHS parking lot starting this week. "During construction we are expecting to lose anywhere from 120 to 146 parking spaces," said High School Vice Principal Mark Iverson...
Pork Producers select Queen, Miss Pigtails (03/23/11)
New Plymouth County Pork Queen Sterling Schnepf, Granville, and Greg Lear, Spencer, vice president operations, Iowa Pork Producers, take time for a visit following announcement of Sterling's selection as queen at Tuesday night's annual Plymouth County Pork Producer's dinner at the Le Mars Convention Center, Le Mars. ...
NRCS, neighbors differ on wetland dike issue (03/23/11)
A handful of property owners would like to see a dike built in a wetland area in western Plymouth County to help with flood control. Neighbors to the E. C. Lippke Wetland, which is south of 240th Street and west of Highway 12, suggested building a diagonal dike from northeast to southwest on the western end of the county-owned wetland...
Home Expo set for this weekend (03/23/11)
More than 70 exhibitors are expected at the Le Mars Home Expo this weekend. The event will be at the Le Mars Convention Center Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26. Displays on both the upper and lower floors of the convention center will feature services, information and equipment...
City department heads review Le Mars' disaster plan (03/23/11)
If a catastrophe happened in Le Mars tomorrow, the city's public workers would be up-to-date on what to do. That's thanks to a refresher course in the city's emergency disaster plan held Tuesday in the council chambers at City Hall. Led by retired Fire-Rescue Chief Wayne Schipper, the meeting, which is held annually, included information on the city's sirens, flow charts for the chain of command in emergencies, releasing details to the media, communications and more...
Two area families honored for efforts to protect Loess Hills land (03/23/11)
Two area families will be among those honored at a ceremony at Iowa's State Capitol April 4 for helping protect Loess Hills land in Plymouth County. Craig and Cathy Bobier, of Westfield, donated a conservation easement protecting 73 acres within the Broken Kettle Grasslands Bird Conservation Area in the northern Loess Hills to the Nature Conservancy, Iowa Chapter...
Steichen-Woike (03/23/11)
David and Suzanne Steichen of Remsen, announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Steichen, to Nick Woike, son of Mike and René Woike of Midlothian, Ill. The couple is planning a May 28, 2011 wedding at Remsen St. Mary's Church. Natalie is a graduate of Remsen St. Mary's High School and the University of Iowa. She is currently employed as a sales representative at State Farm Insurance...
Loers-Kleinhesselink (03/23/11)
Gary and Elaine Loers of Le Mars announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kristi Michele Loers, to Jesse Irwin Kleinhesseink, son of Larry and Audrey Kleinhesselink of Alton. Kristi is a CNA at the Heritage House in Orange City. Jesse is a pharmacist and co-owner of Hometown Pharmacy in Orange City and Hometown Mobility of Hartley...
Britt-Davis (03/23/11)
Tamm Britt of Le Mars and Raymond Davis of Elk Point, S.D., announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will be married June 16, 2011, in an 8 p.m. ceremony at Kirk Park in Grand Haven, Mich. A reception will be held June 25, 2011, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Le Mars...
Betsworth-Bertrand (03/23/11)
Anna Lea Betsworth and Joel Allen Bertrand of Merrill announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Anna is the daughter of Susan Betsworth of Le Mars and Paul Betsworth of Westfield. Joel is the son of Donna Bertrand of Hinton and the late Terry Bertrand...
Banek-Staley (03/23/11)
Michaela Rae Banek and James Edwin Staley of Kansas City, Mo., announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple is planning a Saturday, June 18, 2011, wedding at the Staley Acres Farm at Willard, Mo. Micaela is the daughter of Cynthia Boyd Peterson and Brent Peterson of Republic, Mo., and Tim Banek of Jefferson City, Mo. She is also the granddaughter of John and Roma Boyd of Le Mars...
Facade program victim of its own success? (03/23/11)
Last week, the Le Mars City Council voted to allocate $25,000 to the Main Street facade program for 2011-12. This level of funding is down $5,000 from two years ago, and it appears that the program, which helps businesses improve the appearance of their store fronts in downtown with matching grants, may be too successful, or simply victim to a lack of ready cash...
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