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Stories from Monday, June 20, 2011

Le Mars Community students compete at National History Day nationals (06/20/11)
Four Le Mars Community Middle School students recently returned from Washington D.C. National History Day (NHD) nationals. The students competed with others from all over the U.S. for final NHD placings. Ellen Meis placed fourth in the junior division individual website category with her entry, "Tinker vs. Des Moines: Tinkering with the Limits of Student Rights."...
Brunsville seeks entries for rib cook-off (06/20/11)
Entries are be being sought for the Rib Cook-Off at Brunsville Saturday, part of Brunsville's Centennial activities. "We're hoping for a good turnout for our rib cook-off," said Bill Osterbuhr who is heading up the event. The contest runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with judging set to be completed shortly before 3 p.m. Check-in time is between 8 and 10 a.m...
Council to consider Plymouth/Central intersection repair options (06/20/11)
The Le Mars City Council will look at options for repair work at the intersection of Plymouth Street and Central Avenue at its noon meeting Tuesday. Currently, the bricks comprising the design at the intersection are deteriorating, said City Administrator Scott Langel...
Ice Cream Days 2011 (06/20/11)
Scoops of Fun was a highlight for children at Art in the Park to make arts and crafts. Carson Sitzmann enjoys water painting, one of the many arts and crafts at Scoop's of Fun.
Ice Cream Parlor Opens (06/20/11)
The vocal quartet Tonic Sol-fa entertains the crowd gathered outside the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor Friday. The parlor celebrated its grand opening in its new location in downtown Le Mars. A line of people waiting to enter the parlor for a sweet treat stretched from the parlor's doors down the block throughout the night...
Le Mars Municipal Band ready to play at Foster Park (06/20/11)
The Le Mars Municipal Band will present its second concert of the summer season at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Foster Park. The band, under the directon of Jerry Bertrand, will open the concert with "The Zouaves," a march by Henry Fillmore a.k.a. Will Huff. The band will then play "Fantasia in G" by Timothy Mahr...
Softball: No. 1 A-W sweeps pair at own tourney (06/20/11)
AKRON -- Top-ranked (Class 1A) Akron-Westfield posted a pair of wins at its own classic-style tournament on Saturday. Le Mars Community and Remsen-Union each split a pair of games at the tournament. The Lady Westerners posted a 9-0 win over Class 2A No. 3 Alta-Aurelia before closing out the day with a 16-1 smashing of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn...
Baseball: Jays fall 8-3 to Wildcats in J-Club tourney championship (06/20/11)
LE MARS -- Hours after pelting Kingsley-Pierson for a 12-1, five-inning win, Gehlen Catholic struggled to push runs across the plate in an 8-3 loss to Woodbury Central in the annual J-Club tournament's championship game. "We need to be mentally tougher - that's where we're struggling right now," Gehlen head coach Marty Kurth said. "We do do some nice things and put quality innings together, but we have too many mental lapses that cost us."...
Baseball: Heelan pounds Le Mars for 15-5 win (06/20/11)
ELK POINT, S.D. -- Bishop Heelan came out swinging on Friday evening. The result was a 15-5 win over Le Mars at the CNOS Foundation Classic in Elk Point, S.D. "They were very aggressive with the bat," Le Mars coach Trent Eckstaine said. "It was just one of those nights."...
Softball: Hinton places fourth, St. Mary's fifth at Spalding Catholic tourney (06/20/11)
GRANVILLE -- Both Hinton and Remsen St. Mary's fell to eventual tournament champion Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley en route to fourth and sixth place finishes at the annual Spalding Catholic softball tournament in Granville on Friday and Saturday. The Hawks started the tournament off with a 13-3 loss to the Nighthawks...
Baseball: Wolverines top Jays 3-1 (06/20/11)
LE MARS -- Three hits were all Gehlen Catholic could muster in a 3-1 War Eagle Conference loss to South O'Brien on Friday. "You're not gonna win too many games with three hits," Gehlen coach Marty Kurth said. "Michael Whitehead pitched a great game - good enough to win. We just didn't give him anything offensively."...
Softball: Heidebrink rips HR as Le Mars tops Spirit Lake 8-3 (06/20/11)
SPIRIT LAKE -- Jordan Heidebrink ripped a solo home run as Le Mars defeated Spirit Lake 8-3 in Lakes Conference play Friday. The senior ended the night with a 2-for-3 showing that included three RBI. Heidebrink allowed three runs - two earned - on five hits as she collected the win in the circle. The senior fanned five and did not walk a batter...
Baseball: Wenzel belts grand slam as Hinton pounds R-U 13-5 (06/20/11)
HINTON -- Morgan Wenzel ripped a grand slam during Hinton's 10-run fourth inning against Remsen-Union on Friday. The Blackhawks wound up 13-5 winners over the Rockets. Wenzel's home run, which was his second of the season, was part of a 4-for-4 performance that included six RBI...
Robert Heimgartner (06/20/11)
Robert Heimgartner, 83, of San Jose, Calif., died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at San Jose. Bob was born June 8, 1928, and was adopted by Walter and Marie (Wiltman) Heimgartner of Le Mars. He attended schools in Hinton and Le Mars. He was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church rural Hinton...
David and Vicki Anstine (06/20/11)
David and Vicki Anstine of Kingsley observed their 40th wedding anniversary June 19, 2011. The couple will celebrate with a family trip to Pompano Beach, Fla., in November. They have four children, Angie Carman of Northwood, Wendi and Joe Orosco of Shakopee, Minn., Marc and Nikki Anstine of Altoona, and Eric Anstine of Kingsley, and six grandchildren, Trace and Allie, Collin and Paige, and Kennedy and Presley...
Donald and Marianne Hansen (06/20/11)
Donald and Marianne Hansen of Le Mars will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Remsen. Hosting the golden event will be the couple's three children, Jane and Calvin Slota of Marshall, Wis.; Scott and Pat Hansen of Yankton, S.D.; and Tammy Miles of Muscatine. They have four grandchildren...
Iowa Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report: For Week Ending: Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 (06/20/11)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (06/20/11)
Chicago Fashions, Newspaper Dresses and Scarves (06/20/11)
Bib overalls are making a comeback, or they should be. Bibs are comfortable, durable and cost less than a scarf or bikini. Heather is concerned that I might wear my bibs, the one with the battery acid holes, to town someday, but I wouldn't do that. I'd probably change into my dress bibs -- chick magnets, doancha you know?...
Interesting tidbits in Rural Mainstreet survey (06/20/11)
Creighton University's monthly survey of the rural economy in Iowa and nine other midwest states reveals that the rural economy remained strong in June, and the price frenzy over farmland may be easing. The survey asks bankers a series of questions about topics about many aspects of the rural economy including farmland prices, home sales, retail business, hiring, banking activity and confidence in the economy six months from now...
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