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Stories from Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Iowa driver's license, vehicle registration services resume (05/17/11)
Cleaning up the castle: Volunteers spruce up Cleveland Park (05/17/11)
History repeated itself Monday at Cleveland Castle -- the elaborate wooden playground at Le Mars' Cleveland Park. The playground was crawling with volunteers wielding paintbrushes and wood stain. The park looked a lot like it did exactly 13 years ago. Prior to its May 17, 1998 opening, the castle was pieced together and finished by a horde of volunteers...
Aunt, niece born hours apart, celebrate 90th birthday together (05/17/11)
Evelyn Fischer and Bernice Lehrman share a special date -- their birthday of May 21, 1921 -- and a special relationship. Evelyn is Bernice's aunt. As the prepare to celebrate their 90th birthday, the two spent time reminiscing. Fischer was born first, in the morning...
Life Skills honors Lauritsen with client award (05/17/11)
Cleaning at Le Mars businesses at 6 a.m. three times a week is one of Craig Lauritsen's favorite parts about being involved at Life Skills Training Center. "I get to get up with the birds and hear them singing," he said. His positive attitude is just one reason Lauritsen was honored with this year's Life Skills Training Center Client Achievement Award at the organization's annual meeting last week...
LCMS vocal concert to benefit Japan, Le Mars (05/17/11)
Making music. Raising money. That's what the Le Mars Community Middle School vocal students will be doing at their end-of-the-year concert Thursday night. They'll be collecting money for people in need both locally and overseas. Vocal groups performing at the 7:45 p.m. ...
Akron officials looking at building new boat ramp (05/17/11)
Canoes and boats could soon be launching into the Big Sioux River from a ramp within Akron city limits. City officials are looking into building a boat ramp on the river just west and north of the Farmer's Cooperative, on the river. The idea is the ramp could be a half-way point between the boat ramp north of Akron in the Big Sioux River Park and the one south of the city. The ramps are about 3 to 4 miles apart by road...
2011 State Track & Field Preview: Local tracksters gear up for state meet (05/17/11)
DES MOINES -- Beginning on Thursday, hundreds of track and field athletes from across the state of Iowa will compete on Drake University's legendary blue track. "Making it to state is my biggest goal for my high school career," Gehlen Catholic junior Nicole Ryan said. "We wanna win."...
Rule changes force some to play waiting game (05/17/11)
Many of the 2011 state track and field qualifiers had to play the waiting game following last Thursday's district and regional meets. Adaptations to the state qualifying criteria created assurance for only the district and regional champions. Second and third place finishers were left to wait in anxious anticipation, hoping that their times or distances would be enough to qualify...
Competition drives teammates to success (05/17/11)
2011 State Track & Field * Plymouth County competitors (05/17/11)
Running Event Schedule THURSDAY, MAY 19 CLASS 2A AND 3A RUNNING EVENTS 9 am Shuttle Hurdle Relay preliminary - Girls 3A Le Mars (Kirstie Ruhland, Morgan Ohm, Megan Schwartz, Emily Anderson) Top seed: Waverly-Shell Rock 1:06.88 10:40 am 100 Meter Dash preliminary - Girls 3A...
2011 STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET SCHEDULE FOR LOCAL COMPETITORS (05/17/11)
9 am Shuttle Hurdle Relay preliminary - girls 3A: Le Mars 10:40 am 100 Meter Dash preliminary - girls 3A: Lindsey Wichers, Le Mars 11:10 am 4X800 Meter Relay final - girls 3A: Le Mars 12 pm 4X800 Meter Relay final - boys 2A: KP-WC 1:40 pm 400 Meter Dash final - boys 2A: Quincy Lamp, KP-WC...
Juanita Jelken (05/17/11)
Juanita Jelken, 88, of Brunsville, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at her daughter's home in Kansas City, Mo. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Brunsville. A time of fellowship and sharing of memories will be held following the service at the Brunsville Legion Hall...
Marjorie Meseck (05/17/11)
Marjorie Lois Meseck, 88, of Urbandale, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Marjorie was born July 29, 1922, in Lanesboro, the daughter of George and Hattie (Remsburg) Widman. She attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake and Westmar College in Le Mars where she earned her degree...
Douglas E. Sorensen (05/17/11)
Douglas E. Sorensen, 46, of Denison, and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at his home. Douglas Eugene Sorensen was born April 29, 1965, the son of Maurice and Donna Sorensen and Opal (Powers) and Melvin Harms, in Sac City. He received his education in the Le Mars Community Schools in Le Mars...
Rising to meet the next challenge (05/17/11)
The second-to-the-last space shuttle launch occurred yesterday as the space shuttle Endeavour took off on its final mission. Endeavour's launch marks the beginning of the end of an exorbitantly expensive, tragic, yet successful space program. If all goes as planned, the shuttle will spend two weeks in orbit, delivering a particle physics experiment and another package with spare parts for a robot and other items to the International Space Station, crews performing four space walks in the process.. ...

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