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Stories from Thursday, May 26, 2011

Athens celebrates 50th year in real estate (05/26/11)
Realtor Roger Athens sold his first house for $6,800 -- 50 years ago. Athens Real Estate opened May 12, 1961, in Le Mars and has been serving residential and commercial clients since. "My father and I opened it together," Athens said. "He talked me into going into real estate."...
Brunsville centennial queen contest has fundraising twist (05/26/11)
The community of Brunsville will have some royalty present as it celebrates its centennial June 24 and 25. Nine young ladies are vying for the title of Brunsville Centennial Queen. The queen will be crowned at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24. The candidates were introduced at the wedding gown style show held May 1...
Bike Central up and rolling in downtown Le Mars (05/26/11)
Open hours at Bike Central are: * Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. * Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. * Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. * Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Volunteers needed to help with flags (05/26/11)
Members of American Legion Wasmer Post #241 are making preparations for the Memorial Day Avenue of Flags program to be held at the Plymouth County Courthouse starting at 10 a.m. Monday, May 30. Legion members are asking for assistance for the following tasks:...
LCMS choirs send music, money to Japan (05/26/11)
Within the next week or so, approximately 2,000 Japanese students will listen to a recording of Le Mars students singing "Hearts Around the World." "It is pretty neat," said Nancy Ewing, Le Mars Community Middle School vocal instructor. The song, sung by LCMS sixth, seventh and eighth grade choir members, was recorded at an LCMS vocal concert last Thursday...
City to host free appliance and tire drop off (05/26/11)
Le Mars residents can get rid of old appliances and tires for free on June 2. The City of Le Mars is hosting a free one-day appliance and tire drop off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Le Mars Public Works building. Residents can drop off old passenger vehicle tires and appliances including: air conditioners, microwaves, washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, hot water heaters, furnaces, dishwashers, dehumidifiers, ranges, ovens, trash compactors and cooling units...
Lowell L. Baldwin (05/26/11)
Lowell L. Baldwin, 85, of Merrill, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Adaville United Methodist Church, rural Merrill, with the Rev. Merrill Muller officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Albert E. ...
State golf: Blackhawks tee off state title hunt Friday in Panora (05/26/11)
The Hinton boys golf team is returning to the state meet after a one-year absence. The Blackhawks won the Class 1A state title in 2006 and finished second in 2007. Hinton added sixth-place finishes in 2008 and 2009 before missing the tourney last season...
State tennis preview: Le Mars' Ahlers returns to state tennis tourney (05/26/11)
Mike Ahlers returns to the individual state tennis tournament this weekend and will look to improve on his seventh-place showing from a season ago. Ahlers drew the top seed at last year's tourney, but stormed back with three wins in the consolation bracket to earn seventh...
Softball: Hawks win season debut 9-8 (05/26/11)
ALTA -- Remsen St. Mary's eked out a 9-8 win on the road against Alta-Aurelia on Tuesday. Emma Krier went 3-for-5 at the plate, stole three bases and scored three runs to lead the Hawks, who totaled 12 hits in the win. Mindy Gerrietts went 3-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored while Makenzie Ricke had a 2-for-4 plate performance...
Cherry J. Cliff (05/26/11)
Cherry J. Cliff, 80, of Kingsley, died Tuesday evening, May 24, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Cherry Jane Cliff was born at Mrs. Murphy's Maternity Home in Kingsley on Sept. 1, 1930, the daughter and youngest child of James Thomas and Jennie Belle (Pratt) Cliff. She graduated from the Union Consolidated School in 1948. Following high school, Cherry furthered her education at Morningside College in Sioux City...
Berdenna W. 'Bernie' Faber (05/26/11)
Berdenna W. "Bernie" Faber, 91, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at her home. Berdenna Wilimina Zwart was born June 25, 1919, in Steen, Minn., the daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth (Schipper) Zwart. As a young girl she lived in Rock Rapids, Iowa, Lismore, Minn., and later Kenneth, Minn., where the family farmed. She received her education in country schools near her home. When Bernie was in eighth grade, she moved with her family to Artesia, Calif...
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (05/26/11)
We are just a day away from the start of the Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial beginning of summer. Families will gather together, graves of loved ones will be visited and decorated and services that remember those who gave their lives in service to their country will be held with the proper respect and pageantry...
Making sense of the weather (05/26/11)
It has been quite a spring, to say the least. April and May have seen earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, tornadoes and a prediction of the end of the world pass without incident. Although some might argue that the weather and these events are signs of something...
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