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Stories from Monday, April 25, 2011

Not all in-town fires allowed (04/25/11)
Le Mars Fire-Rescue Chief Dave Schipper is reminding residents this month that open burning is not allowed within city limits. "We just want to remind the community as they're cleaning up their yards now that the weather is getting nice that we're not setting stuff on fire inside the city limits -- except stuff that is allowed with our recreational fire pits," he said...
More Iowans leaving landlines behind (04/25/11)
Iowa is in the top third of the nation for cellphone-only households. According to recent findings in a national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study, 29.2 percent of Iowa households are wireless-only, meaning they use no landline phones...
May 7 Historic House Tour offers house genealogy (04/25/11)
An upcoming historic house tour will offer a way to learn local history as well as architecture. The Plymouth County Historical Museum and the Le Mars Historic Preservation Commission are teaming up for the 12th Historic House Tour in Le Mars set for Saturday, May 7...
Easter Hug (04/25/11)
Dylan Poeckes, 4, of Le Mars, gives the Easter Bunny a big hug Saturday before an Easter egg hunt at Westmar Memorial Park. The hunt was hosted by the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce.
Museum welcomes adults to 'May Day' Thursday (04/25/11)
This year's 11th Annual "May Day at the Museum" will bring adults as well as children into the fun of 15 learning stations on Thursday at the Plymouth County Historical Museum. Nearly 300 fourth graders from all school districts in Plymouth County will gather at the museum and will visit the 15 different May Day learning stations from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students are divided into groups so to attend each learning station...
Gehlen seventh graders excel at math contest (04/25/11)
Gehlen Catholic students know their math -- and they proved it at the Northwest Area Education Agency's seventh grade math contest April 11. Gehlen seventh grader David Puhl tied for first place in the individual competition of the contest. Another Gehlen student, Carson Kneip, tied for second place, also in the individual competition...
Helen Gates (04/25/11)
Helen Gates, 95, of Marcus, died Friday, April 22, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus. The Rev. Elizabeth Pfeifle will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Visitation will begin at noon Friday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus. There will be a family prayer service at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home...
Richard and Paulette Wilkens (04/25/11)
Richard and Paulette (VanderHamm) Wilkins of Le Mars will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house Saturday, April 30, 2011. The silver anniversary open house will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 1430 Seventh Ave. S.E., in Le Mars...
Don and Vera Gaul (04/25/11)
Don and Vera Gaul of Le Mars will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday, May 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Le Mars Senior Center. Hosting the event will be their children: LaDonna and Ed High of Otho, Fritz and Sharon Gaul of Le Mars and Bernie and Bob Ibanez of Le Mars. The couple has seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Task force to the rescue! (04/25/11)
It's time once again to prepare for a long, bloody presidential election cycle. We have already had visits from two potential presidential hopefuls in Le Mars and Dordt College in Sioux Center continues to host potential Republican candidates. Pres. ...
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