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Stories from Thursday, July 7, 2011

Students discover Costa Rica, more about themselves on trip (07/07/11)
From volcanos and craters to poisonous frogs and howler monkeys, Le Mars Community High School students saw and experienced it all on their recent trip to Costa Rica. Nineteen students and five adults visited the Central American country from June 16-24 through an educational tour company called Education First...
Collectors remember their baseball cards in the closet (07/07/11)
Memories of shoe boxes filled with colored cardboard were traded at the Le Mars Public Library Wednesday. John Liepa, of Indianola, sparked the conversations with his display of baseball cards and photos dating to the 1800s. The memorabilia was part of Liepa's presentation at a library program on the history of baseball in Iowa...
Bison Day coming to Broken Kettle preserve Saturday (07/07/11)
Sometimes bison roaming in the Broken Kettle Grasslands Preserve are elusive, but the public will have a chance to catch a glimpse this weekend. The Nature Conservancy will hold its first annual Bison Day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, at the preserve, 24764 Highway 12, south of Westfield...
Water woe fixes float to the top of project list (07/07/11)
A 4-inch rain in late June flooded Le Mars City Council members with calls from city residents asking for help with stormwater and drainage issues. City Administrator Scott Langel reviewed specific water issue locations during the city council meeting Tuesday...
Juhls host Country and Gospel Music Fest this weekend (07/07/11)
The Fourth Annual Toe-Tappin' Country and Gospel Music Fest will fill the air with music this weekend in the farm grove of Mark and Cheryl Juhl at 11584 Polk Ave., rural Remsen. The music fest is a fundraiser benefit for The Church of the Damascus Road, a prison congregation in Fort Dodge and Rockwell City...
Local sports schedule: July 8-9 (07/07/11)
Baseball regular season Le Mars BB at Harlan Spalding BB at Remsen St. Mary's Class 1A Regional SB quarterfinals Games start at 7 p.m. Gehlen Catholic SB at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn (Cleghorn) Woodbury Central SB at Hinton Remsen St. Mary's SB at Akron-Westfield...
Class 1A Regional Softball: Hawks narrowly beat Spartans to advance (07/07/11)
REMSEN -- Remsen St. Mary's sophomore Makenzie Ricke did not want to be in this situation at the plate in the top of the eighth. She just knew she needed a hit. With Melinda Gerrietts on second base with two outs in a game tied at 0-0, Ricke showed some poise by taking the Spalding Catholic pitch over the left fielder's head for an RBI double. ...
Class 1A Regional Softball: No. 1 A-W charges past SOS 12-0 (07/07/11)
AKRON -- Less than a week after smashing South O'Brien 12-0 in its War Eagle Conference finale, top-ranked Akron-Westfield defeated SOS by the same score in the first round of the Class 1A regional tournament Wednesday. This time, the Lady Westerners used the combined pitching efforts of starter Brandi Davis and Dana Hedlund to tally the 12-0 victory in four innings...
Baseball: Jays take down Rockets 13-5 (07/07/11)
LE MARS -- Gehlen Catholic jumped on Remsen-Union starter Josh Bohnenkamp right away in Wednesday's 13-5 win in Le Mars. "We were hitting the ball well and doing things better as a team," Gehlen coach Marty Kurth said. "This is the time of year you want to play your best baseball, so we are going to continue doing what we're doing and hope we can extend that into the tournament."...
Baseball: Blackhawks hit up Falcons for 12-2 win (07/07/11)
HAWARDEN -- Hinton set the tone early in its second-to-last regular season game at West Sioux Wednesday. The Blackhawks plated six first-inning runs en route to a 12-2, five-inning win over the Falcons on the road in Hawarden. "This was another good win," said Hinton coach Steve Diediker, whose team begins postseason play at Cherokee on Saturday. "We want to be on a roll."...
Softball: Lady 'Dogs shut out Wolfpack 8-0 (07/07/11)
HULL -- Half of Le Mars Community's hits were doubles as it posted an 8-0 Lakes Conference win on the road against Western Christian to complete the regular season Wednesday in Hull. The Lady Bulldogs tagged the Wolfpack for 10 hits - five of them doubles - in the win...
Class 1A Regional Softball: Remsen-Union rallies past West Sioux 4-2 (07/07/11)
IRETON -- Remsen-Union rallied from an early deficit to stay alive in postseason play. With Wednesday's 4-2, come-from-behind win on the road at West Sioux, R-U advanced to face Gehlen Catholic in the second round of the Class 1A regional tournament on Thursday...
CLASS 1A REGIONAL SOFTBALL: No. 11 Blackhawks survive Eagles 3-0 (07/07/11)
Class 1A Regional Softball: Rebels rally past Lady Panthers (07/07/11)
SLOAN -- Kingsley-Pierson led by as much as five runs before Westwood rallied to claim a 9-7 win in the first round of the Class 1A regional playoffs on Wednesday in Sloan. Keely Collins belted a two-run triple to pace the Lady Panthers, who plated a six-run inning early in Wednesday's loss...
Baseball: Panthers snag two Western Valley tourney wins (07/07/11)
KINGSLEY -- After finishing with a 7-7 record in the Western Valley Conference, Kingsley-Piersen jumped on some of its conference brethren. The Panthers beat West Harrison 7-2 in the first round of the WVC tourney and then beat West Monona 11-5 in the second round...
Baseball: No. 4 Glenwood tops Le Mars (07/07/11)
GLENWOOD -- Le Mars Community dropped a 13-5 non-conference game on the road against Class 3A No. 4 Glenwood on Wednesday. "We hit the ball well and made a little noise," Le Mars coach Trent Eckstaine said. "We didn't do a very good job controlling their base runners. We were letting them take extra bases on base hits."...
Walter 'Walt' Dirks (07/07/11)
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...
Donald R. French (07/07/11)
Donald R. French, 80, of Le Mars, formerly of Correctionville, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars (Brentwood). Donald Ray French was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Mc Paul, Iowa, the son of Frank and Lois (Cain) French. He attended high school in Thurman, graduating in 1948...
Geraldine Wilberding (07/07/11)
Geraldine "Gerry" Wilberding, 83, of Remsen, died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Gerry was born May 9, 1928, at rural Cleghorn, the daughter of Louis and Elizabeth (Glassmaker) Bauer. She was raised in the Maryhill area and attended grade school at Visitation Grade School at Maryhill. She graduated from Cleghorn High School in 1947...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (07/07/11)
Midwest Hay and Straw Co. - Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011: Maurice, IA (07/07/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (07/07/11)
Do you remember the time he ate potato salad? (07/07/11)
Did you have a good Independence Day weekend? It is a pleasant and rare occurrence when the 4th falls on a weekend, or a Monday or Friday, creating a three day weekend, which is much better suited for travelling or extended visits. The weather was pleasant (as pleasant as early July can be) and the rains stayed away, so it was all good, in my opinion...
A solution in search of a problem? (07/07/11)
The Le Mars City Council this week spent more time discussing the way council representatives are elected. Currently, three of the five members of the council must live in geographically designated areas, determined by population counts. The city is divided into three wards which have roughly the same population. Two members of the council are elected at large, which means they can live anywhere in the city limits...
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