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Stories from Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Every other week trash pickup will continue in summer (06/08/11)
Despite sanitation and odor concerns regarding accumulating trash in the hot summer months, Le Mars will continue every other week trash pickup. Prior to this year, trash was picked up every week in Le Mars. Last October, when the Le Mars City Council took its final vote to approve alternating weeks for trash pick up, the Le Mars Solid Waste Committee was instructed to report back after the first six months of operation...
LCS Big Red Band marches at Disneyland (06/08/11)
Not many bands can say they have marched at Disneyland or in front of more than 100,000 people -- the Le Mars Community High School's Big Red Band can. The band's recent trip to California gave the band an experience of a lifetime -- and the title of grand champion overall at the Music in the Parks Festival, said Curt Ohrlund, LCHS band director...
Craig is ready to host centennial celebration (06/08/11)
Residents of Craig and the surrounding area will welcome visitors to their community this weekend as they host the town's centennial celebration June 10-12. While the railroad, which was the reason the town started, is no longer there, the small community in the northern part of Plymouth County has a little more than 100 residents who call Craig home...
Le Mars United Way announces annual awards (06/08/11)
A total of $182,453 has been approved by the Le Mars United Way Board of Directors to be awarded to 24 local agencies for the 2011-2012 fiscal years. Volunteers reviewed 28 applications totaling more than $252,000 in grant requests. Board members spent time visiting the agencies and discussing how United Way funds could be effectively used to provide safety net (basic needs) services or ensure that children grow into successful adults...
Westfield ditch work to move forward (06/08/11)
Plans for repairs to a ditch near Westfield will move into the bidding stage, following a decision by the Plymouth County Drainage Board. Board members approved moving forward with the project following a public hearing on the matter Tuesday. Two Westfield residents attended the hearing and shared concerns about how the ditch repair work will be paid for. The ditch is south of Highway 3 and northwest of Westfield...
Volunteers needed for downtown Le Mars cleanup day (06/08/11)
With Ice Cream Days quickly approaching, the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Design Committee will be holding a Le Mars Cleanup Day Sunday, June 12, starting at 1 p.m. Organizations, downtown merchants, and indviduals are invited to help spruce-up the downtown area for the Ice Cream Days Festival...
Baseball: 'Dogs cruise to 15-3 win over Pioneers (06/08/11)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars baseball team cruised to a 15-3, five-inning win over visiting Okoboji in non-conference baseball action on Tuesday in Le Mars. Judd Herzberg finished a triple short of the cycle as he was 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, two runs scored and three driven in...
Softball: Lady 'Dogs hit up Orabs for 6-3 win (06/08/11)
LE MARS -- Le Mars posted a 6-3 win over former Lakes Conference rival Sheldon in non-league action Tuesday. Erin Kommes collected the win in the circle as she went the distance for the Lady Bulldogs. The sophomore allowed three runs - one earned - on six hits and three walks and struck out seven...
Baseball: Early lead spoiled as Jays fall 7-6 to Hawks (06/08/11)
HARTLEY -- The Gehlen Catholic baseball team squandered another strong outing from senior Mitchel Christoffel as the Jays lost 7-6 to host Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Tuesday. Gehlen led 6-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, but an error led to four unearned runs in the bottom of the frame. The runs spoiled a win for Christoffel, who worked around 11 hits and allowed just two earned runs while fanning seven...
Softball: Hawks shut down Falcons in 9-0 WEC win (06/08/11)
REMSEN -- Remsen St. Mary's put together a seven-run fifth inning as it surged past West Sioux in War Eagle Conference play on Tuesday. Emma Krier went 3-for-4 with two doubles to pace the squad. Miranda Staab went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and two RBI while Anyssa Trejo went 2-for-4 at the plate...
Softball: Lady Jays top Hawks 12-6 (06/08/11)
HARTLEY -- The bats were swinging on Tuesday night in Hartley as the Gehlen Catholic softball team collected a 12-6 War Eagle Conference win over Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. "It was nice to see the girls start hitting the ball and start building our confidence there," Gehlen coach Patty Hatting said. "The girls saw what can happen when you string several hits together."...
Eunice Maxine Caffee (06/08/11)
Eunice Maxine Caffee, a 47-year resident of Ridgecrest/Inyokern, Calif., died peacefully at home with family at her bedside June 1, 2011, after suffering an incapacitating stroke. She was 94. Eunice was born Dec. 17, 1916, in Marian Township near Remsen, the daughter of Louis and Effie (Van Dusen) Kemp. She was raised and educated in Plymouth County and graduated from St. Mary's High School, Remsen on May 25, 1934...
Dolores A. Paulson (06/08/11)
Dolores A. Paulson, 91, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 6, 2011, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Dolores Agnes Sitzmann was born April 26, 1920, on the family farm in Lincoln Township to John Joseph and Mary Jane (Connor) Sitzmann. Dolores was the youngest of 14 children...
Nathan and Angela Blair (06/08/11)
Angela Britton and Nathan Blair of Des Moines were united in marriage Nov. 13, 2010, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Matt Hewitt and the Rev. Gene Sitzmann officiated the 2:30 p.m. ceremony. Angela is the daughter of Mark and Michelle Britton of Le Mars. Nathan is the son of Tim and Kim Blair and Doug & Bobbie De Hart of Keosauqua...
Evans-Anderson (06/08/11)
Lance and Kimberly Evans of Urbandale announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Ashley Marie Evans of Urbandale, to Jacob Thomas Anderson of Boyden. He is the son of Thomas and Julie Anderson of Hull. The couple is planning a 4 p.m. ceremony July 23, 2011, at Christ Chapel on the Northwestern College campus in Orange City. The reception will be held at 6 p.m. at the Le Mars Convention Center, upper level...
Shuka-Law (06/08/11)
Ben Law and Amanda Shuka announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. They will be married in Ames July 16, 2011, at Oakwood Road Church. Ben is the son of Greg and Carol Law of Remsen and Amanda is the daughter of Bob and Becky Shuka of Ames. Ben is a graduate of Remsen-Union and works in Ames for Anything Scout...
Roger and Gloria Pattison (06/08/11)
Roger and Gloria Pattison of Le Mars celebrate not only their 50th wedding anniversary June 8, 2011, but also Roger's 70th birthday. On Saturday, June 4, Roger and Gloria's three children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren surprised them with a ring at the door bell. Roger and Gloria had no idea their entire family was coming to help them celebrate this milestone...
Will new 'plate' help us get healthy? (06/08/11)
Malcom Gladwell's 2000 book, "The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference," described how small changes can have big results. Michelle Obama and the folks at the USDA are hoping the new "MyPlate" illustration will provide the tipping point that causes more Americans to eat a healthier balanced diet...
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