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Stories from Thursday, June 9, 2011

Plymouth Oil aims for "nutritional, healthful" food products (06/09/11)
The word is out. Sesame Street's famed Cookie Monster -- who in the last few years has become more nutritionally aware and eats less cookies -- may find he has a new friend ready to offer him a healthy -- and nutritious -- cookie. Kim Sitzmann, product manager, Plymouth Oil Company, Merrill, says the company's new gluten-free Golden Essence Flour, processed from the fractionated corn germ, has proved to be a "very unique" and "beneficial" food product...
When is a chair not just a chair? (06/09/11)
In need of a new chair or looking for an original piece of art? Look no further then Sittin' Pretty III, an art exhibit and fundraiser at the Le Mars Arts Center. Sittin' Pretty is a major fundraiser for the Le Mars Arts Center, said Kathy Moore, the executive director for the Arts Center...
Optometrist returns after treating eyes overseas (06/09/11)
Optometrist Dr. Benjamin Uhl combined his optometry experience with his military training to serve people in Afghanistan. Uhl, an Army Reserves captain with the 7246 Installation Medical Support Unit out of Omaha, Neb. deployed to Kandahar (Afghanistan) Airfield in June 2010...
Galles says support helps her through cancer treatments (06/09/11)
The 2011 Relay For Life of Plymouth County begins at 6 p.m. Friday, June 10, and ends at 2 a.m. Saturday morning, continuing as a candlelight vigil. In case of thunderstorms Friday night, the event will be held at St. Mary's High School Gym.
Council nixes Highway 3 pedestrian bridge plans (06/09/11)
The Le Mars City Council voted against proceeding with plans for a pedestrian bridge that would cross the Floyd River parallel to Highway 3 west of Le Mars. In a 2-3 vote at the Tuesday meeting, council members Delana Irhke, Rex Knapp and John Rexwinkel defeated a motion that would approve the preliminary concept for the bridge and connecting trail...
Supervisors approve current budget changes (06/09/11)
The Plymouth County Supervisors approved an amendment to the 2010-11 budget Tuesday. Each year the supervisors review budget changes in revenues and expenses that occurred throughout the fiscal year, which ends June 30. This year's amendment includes an increase of about $1 million in revenue and an about $2.2 million increase in expenses since the 2010-11 budget was approved last year...
Softball: A-W defeats SB-L in battle of ranked softball teams Wednesday (06/09/11)
SERGEANT BLUFF -- The defending Class 1A state champion and top-ranked Akron-Westfield softball team topped former War Eagle Conference rival Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Wednesday in non-conference softball action. Brandi Davis went the distance in the circle, allowing five runs - three earned - on six hits and three walks. She struck out five...
Softball: Kingsley-Pierson hosts Woodbury central in Western Valley Conference softball (06/09/11)
Local sports schedule: June 9-11 (06/09/11)
Thursday, June 9 K-P BB at Hinton A-W SB at HMS Gehlen SB vs. Hinton Le Mars BB/SB at Spirit Lake KP SB at Lawton-Bronson RSM BB/SB vs. Spalding Friday, June 10 R-U BB/SB at Spalding A-W BB at HMS Gehlen BB vs. Hinton Le Mars BB vs. Heelan RSM BB/SB vs. SOS...
Baseball: Rockets power past Eagles in WEC play (06/09/11)
REMSEN -- The Remsen-Union baseball team continued to roll through War Eagle Conference competition as the Rockets dispatched visiting Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 16-4 in six innings on Wednesday at Marv Thelen Field. Nick Braun hit a walkoff grand slam and Josh Bohnenkamp added a three-run home run for the Rockets (7-2, 5-2)...
Softball: No. 3 Blackhawks defeat Spartans 8-3 (06/09/11)
HINTON -- Class 1A No. 3 Hinton won its second game in a row with an 8-3 decision over Spalding Catholic in War Eagle Conference play Wednesday. The Blackhawks used 11 hits to collect the win, led by 3-for-4 performances by Shawnee Miller and Kelsey Anfinson...
Baseball: Gehlen hammers West Sioux for 20-1 WEC win (06/09/11)
HAWARDEN -- The Gehlen Catholic baseball team picked up a 20-1, five-inning win over West Sioux on Wednesday in War Eagle Conference baseball action in Hawarden. The Jays plated five runs in the first two innings and erupted for seven in the third and six in the fifth to hand the Falcons the lopsided defeated...
Softball: Lady Jays hit up Falcons for 10-0, six-inning win (06/09/11)
IRETON -- The bats continued to roll as Gehlen Catholic tallied its second win in as many tries Wednesday evening in Ireton. The Lady Jays tallied nine hits as they claimed a 10-0, six-inning win over West Sioux in War Eagle Conference action. "It was nice to see them continue (hitting) tonight," said Gehlen coach Patty Hatting, whose team totaled 11 hits in Tuesday's 12-6 win at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. ...
Baseball: Spartans top Blackhawks 14-10 in WEC action Wednesday (06/09/11)
HINTON -- The Hinton baseball team reached double digits in the scoring column yet again, but it wasn't enough to offset the Blackhawks' pitching woes as Hinton lost 14-10 to visiting Spalding Catholic on Wednesday in War Eagle Conference baseball action...
Softball: Lady Rockets come up short in eighth inning (06/09/11)
REMSEN -- Remsen-Union watched an early 5-0 lead dissolve into an 11-9, eight-inning loss to Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn in War Eagle Conference play Wednesday. "They hit the ball pretty well," R-U coach Heather Youde said. "We made a couple errors which we haven't had this season, but we kept our bats there. (MMC) just pulled it out in the end."...
Baseball: Bulldogs grab third straight Lakes victory (06/09/11)
EMMETSBURG -- The Le Mars baseball team won its third straight game on Wednesday as the Bulldogs defeated Emmetsburg 14-1 in Lakes Conference action. Zach Reuter picked up the complete-game victory as he allowed one earned run on five hits. He walked three and fanned 10 as Le Mars improved to 5-3 overall and remained perfect at 4-0 in Lakes action...
Softball: E-Hawks edge Lady 'Dogs 1-0 (06/09/11)
EMMETSBURG -- The Le Mars softball team lost a 1-0 decision to Class 1A No. 11 Emmetsburg on Wednesday in Lakes Conference action. The loss drops the Lady Bulldogs to 7-5 overall and 2-2 in conference play. E-Hawks pitcher Faith Schmidt struck out 14 Le Mars hitters and held the Lady 'Dogs to just three hits...
Baseball: Woodbury Central tops K-P 7-3 (06/09/11)
KINGSLEY -- The Kingsley-Pierson baseball team dropped a 7-3 decision to rival Woodbury Central on Wednesday in Western Valley Conference North Division action. Ryan Mercer pitched a complete game and suffered the loss as he allowed four earned runs on six hits. He also walked eight and struck out five...
Le Mars Bulldogs Youth Basketball Camp Winners (06/09/11)
LE MARS -- Eighty-three boys in first through eighth grade participated in the Le Mars boys basketball team's Bulldog Youth Basketball camp this week. The boys worked on improving fundamental skills such as shooting, dribbling and passing. They also competed in various skill competitions including hot shot, free throws and 2-ball shooting...
Marlin 'Smokey' Hutton (06/09/11)
Marlin Gene "Smokey" Hutton, 71, of Windsor, Colo., died June 4, 2011, at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
JoAnn Sudtelgte (06/09/11)
Jo Ann Sudtelgte, 59, of Remsen, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at her home in Remsen. Jo Ann was born June 21, 1951, at Le Mars, the daughter of LeRoy and Maxine (Kilker) Rolling. Jo Ann was raised in the Oyens area and graduated from St. Mary's High School with the class of 1969...
Dolores A. Paulson (06/09/11)
Dolores A. Paulson, 91, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 6, 2011, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church, Le Mars, with the Rev. Matt Hewitt officiating. Interment will be at St. ...
The decline and fall of the Chinese empire? (06/09/11)
I enjoy studying history, and I have had the feeling for several years that our nation is headed down the same road as the British and Roman Empires. Moral and political decay, fighting wars on foreign soil to protect natural resources, one could make a case that the United States is repeating some of the same mistakes...
Depending on the 'cloud' (06/09/11)
Student journalists learn a standard newswriting technique called the "inverted pyramid" in their freshman classes. It makes for efficient reading -- the most important facts of the story are presented first, with less important details as the story continues...
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