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Stories from Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Second-half property taxes due Thursday (03/30/11)
Plymouth County Treasurer, Linda Dobson, reminds taxpayers that second-half real estate and mobile home taxes are due Thursday. Taxes can be paid with cash, check, debit or credit card at the treasurer's office in the Plymouth County Courthouse, 215 Fourth Ave. S.E., Le Mars, until 5 p.m. March 31, 2011...
EPA begins digging three new test wells (03/30/11)
A giant drill began plunging into the earth in front of a Le Mars home Tuesday. The Environmental Protection Agency is starting its work in digging three new test wells to help map whether contaminants have spread from a former coal gas site in northeast Le Mars...
Vehicle numbers could drive landfill road decision (03/30/11)
Traffic counts could determine which route to the Plymouth County Landfill is most used and most in need of paving. The Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday directed the county engineer to request traffic counts on the main roads like Marble Avenue and 150th Street that access the landfill...
LCS brings back transitional kindergarten for 2011-12 (03/30/11)
A program cut from the Le Mars Community School District in 2008 due to budget constraints will return for the 2011-12 school year. School board members decided at their Monday meeting to bring the transitional kindergarten (TK) program back for students...
Habitué one year old and growing (03/30/11)
Birthdays generally celebrate growth and change, and a downtown coffeeshop's first anniversary of opening was exactly that. Habitué Coffeehouse and Creperie owners Mike and Cheryl Wells announced big news at the birthday celebration Tuesday: they purchased the building just south of the shop to expand Habitué...
LCS Middle School Carnival to feature 30 booths (03/30/11)
Activites for people of all ages will be offered at the Le Mars Community Middle School Carnival Friday. The event, held annually since the mid-'70s, will follow the LCS Music Boosters spaghetti supper that night. Proceeds from the carnival, which lasts from 7-9 p.m. and is open to the public, go to enhance education at LCMS through purchases ranging from technology for the classrooms to materials and equipment...
Anderson plans townhall meetings in Remsen, Hinton (03/30/11)
Sen. Bill Anderson (R-Pierson) will host a series of townhall meetings in District 27 in early April. Town Hall meetings are an opportunity for area residents to meet Anderson and voice their concerns, opinions and ideas. The meetings are as follows:...
Ruby E. Berger (03/30/11)
Marcus, Iowa - Ruby E. Berger, 89, of Marcus, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Ruby Elizabeth Anderson was born Sept. 2, 1921, near Washta, the daughter of John F. and Esther A. (Streeter) Anderson. She lived her entire life in Cherokee County...
Flora May Crabb (03/30/11)
Flora May Crabb, 95, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial service honoring Flora May's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley, with the Rev. Roger Kurtenbach officiating. Inurnment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City...
Michael P. Shearon (03/30/11)
Michael Patrick Shearon, 43, of Des Moines, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Michael was born April 16, 1967. He spent his childhood in Carroll, attended St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary School, and was a graduate of Le Mars Gehlen Catholic High School in 1985. Michael was the quarterback for the Gehlen Jays and was employed at Fareway and Archies Waeside...
Divorce happens -- even in Iowa (03/30/11)
Last week, the New York Times ran an article on divorce rates in rural America. To illustrate how much times have changed, the article focused on our neighbors to the north, Sioux County. The article said that in the 1970s that the divorce rate was so low in Sioux County that it matched the rate of the rest of America 60 years earlier. The divorce rate has risen to nearly seven times the rate of the 1970s, up 29 percent from 2000 to 2009...
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