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Stories from Thursday, May 12, 2011

Oyens guardsman preparing for Kuwait mission (05/12/11)
At age 23, Spc. Jeremiah Casson will serve a second tour of duty overseas in five years -- this time in Kuwait. The Oyens man will head overseas in July, following annual training at Camp Ripley, in Minnesota, which he leaves for today (Thursday), and deployment training in Fort McCoy, Wisc...
Public help needed for downtown historical study (05/12/11)
Did you know Le Mars had the first portland cement street of any Iowa community and the second in the nation? Or that there once were two English bars downtown: the House of Lords and the House of Commons? Le Mars's downtown has a rich history -- some of it yet to be uncovered...
Storm darkens Le Mars homes, businesses (05/12/11)
The lights went out for about 1,100 Le Mars residents Wednesday evening due to lightning and strong winds. The storm struck Le Mars at about 6 p.m. knocking out electricity for several hours in a large portion of the city from Fourth Street Northeast to the southern edge...
American Kennel Club dog show in Le Mars this weekend (05/12/11)
Le Mars' AKC dog show Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plymouth County Fairgrounds Free admission, $2 parking
Power outage leads to house fire, apartment building smoke (05/12/11)
Unattended cooking after a power outage led to a residence fire and smoke in an apartment building when a storm blew through Le Mars Wednesday. No one was injured in the house or apartment. The Le Mars Fire-Rescue Department was called at 11:48 p.m. to a reported house fire at 435 Lombardi Road...
FVH's patient charges lower than average (05/12/11)
Floyd Valley Hospital's patient prices are lower than average in its service area, according to a consulting firm utilized by the hospital. The firm provided a detailed pricing report for the hospital's services this spring, said Mike Donlin, Floyd Valley Hospital (FVH) administrator...
Plymouth County Historical Museum to celebrate 'Iowa Museum Day' with free floats (05/12/11)
Root beer floats will be "on the house" this Saturday afternoon at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars. The occasion: "Iowa Museum Day." Members of the Iowa Museum Association are joining hands in celebrating a special Museum Day, declared by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad...
Lemonade stand brings in big bucks to help others (05/12/11)
A little idea about helping others turned into a big deal for a Le Mars 6 year old. This past Friday, kindergartner Emma Brennan set up a lemonade stand with the hopes of raising some money to help people affected by the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan and the tornado in Mapleton, Iowa...
Edna L. Boysen (05/12/11)
Edna L. Boysen, 92, of Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday May 11, 2011, at Medicalodge in Fort Scott, Kan. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
LaVern R. Pageler (05/12/11)
LaVern R. Pageler, 88, of rural Merrill, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City. LaVern Roy Pageler was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Wessington Springs, S.D., the son of Henry W. and Lillian (Thormahlen) Pageler. On March 1, 1933 LaVern and his family moved to Union Township, Plymouth County, Iowa. LaVern attended Union Consolidated School, graduating in 1941...
The sprint that is called May (05/12/11)
Ah, springtime. Time to get back outdoors, work in the yard and the garden and enjoy the transformation of the seasons. As winter grudgingly gives way to the greening of spring, we all can share in the renewal and rebirth that is the power of springtime...
Saving the world with lemonade? (05/12/11)
When we were children, our parents and teachers taught us many things. The basic lessons that will help get through life: tell the truth and always treat others the way you would like to be treated. If we follow these two basic concepts the rest, more often than not, will take care of itself...
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