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Stories from Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bachmann campaign stop packs the parlor Sunday (07/05/11)
Michele Bachmann thinks it's time to have an Iowan in the White House. The Minnesota congresswoman, who was born in Waterloo and grew there and in Cedar Rapids, made her first presidential campaign stop in Le Mars Sunday afternoon. Bachmann's half-hour speech opened with an ice cream theme...
Farmers' Market in Le Mars Wednesdays, Saturdays (07/05/11)
The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee is once again sponsoring the Farmers' Market. Hours are Saturday 8 a.m.-noon and Wednesday 3-6 p.m. downtown Le Mars at the Olson Cultural Event Center, at the corner of First Street and First Avenue Northeast...
WATERMELON AT THE MUSEUM (07/05/11)
Military symbol adds to Veterans Memorial Park (07/05/11)
Plymouth County Veterans Memorial Park, in Le Mars, is anchored with a new piece of military history. Retired U.S. Navy Master Chief Wayne Schipper of Le Mars began the work to add a ship's anchor in February. Schipper contacted a former shipmate, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West, who is at the Pentagon...
Glamm joins Daily Sentinel news staff (07/05/11)
Joanne Glamm, of Le Mars, has joined the news staff at the Le Mars Daily Sentinel. She began her duties in the newsroom July 1. The rural Janesville, Minn., native has been a Le Mars resident since 1978, when she started her job in broadcasting as a news reporter at KLEM radio...
July 4th Patriotic Parade (07/05/11)
Iowa's new laws now written into the code books (07/05/11)
Replacing warnings with fines for violators of the texting and driving ban is one of more than 90 new Iowa laws that went into effect last Friday. July 1 was the first day of the state's new budget fiscal year, which will end June 30, 2012. Local legislators, law enforcement and others shared their thoughts concerning a handful of Iowa's new laws including: lowering the blood-alcohol limit for boat drivers, changing the age for seat belt use in the back seat of a vehicle and taking firearms out of the hands of convicted domestic violence offenders.. ...
Walter 'Walt' Dirks (07/05/11)
Walter "Walt" Dirks, 94, of Akron, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at the Akron Care Center. Walter Eilert Dirks was born Oct. 12, 1916, to John and Mary (Pageler) Dirks in Brunsville. Walter grew up in Brunsville where he was baptized and confirmed in the German Lutheran faith...
Cleone Varenhorst (07/05/11)
Cleone Varenhorst, 83, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Cleone Maxlynn Peters was born March 20, 1928, on the family farm near Craig, the daughter of Henry and Hannah (Utesch) Peters. As an infant, Cleone was baptized into the Lutheran faith and later confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Le Mars...
Donald R. French (07/05/11)
Donald R. French, 80, of Le Mars, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Don's family with funeral arrangements. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Elizabeth M. Pochop (07/05/11)
Elizabeth Mary Pochop, 92, of Le Mars, died Monday, July 4, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Iowa Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report: For Week Ending: Saturday, Jul 02, 2011 (07/05/11)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (07/05/11)
Lumberyards, Pot-Bellied Stoves and Mormons (07/05/11)
Rumor has it that Osama Bin Laden called the US Navy Seals strike himself. He had grown tired of five years of being stuck in a house with 3 nagging wives. .................... Le Mars now has only one lumberyard but fifty years ago we had one for approximately every 1200 residents. ...
A good start (07/05/11)
The Iowa Legislature adjourned the first session of the 84th Iowa General Assembly yesterday afternoon. The session drug on far past its scheduled adjournment date, becoming the poster child of divided government as the Democrats held out for as much as they could for as long as they could against the Republicans and Gov. Terry Branstad...
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