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Stories from Friday, July 22, 2011

Family says goodbye as old crane gets new digs (07/22/11)
Turning the pages in a scrapbook filled with memories of an orange, antique crane, Cal and Dixie Kooiker reminisce about the fun that came with it. The Le Mars couple chuckles as they look at photos of the fully-restored 1947 Schield Bantam crane as it rolled along parade routes throughout the area...
Just in time for the fair... (07/22/11)
Fundraising efforts to get "Plymouth County Fair" painted back onto the roof of the fair's most southeastern barn have paid off and the paint will be dry in time for the fair this year. Thursday morning, workers laid the large nine-foot tall and 150-feet long stencils out...
2011 fair truck honors fire departments, rabbit show (07/22/11)
The 12th annual edition of the Plymouth County Fair collectible truck honors the Plymouth County Fire Fighters Association and the fair's rabbit show. The series of trucks is designed to recognize activities and scenes that make up the Plymouth County Fair...
Troops coming home Sunday (07/22/11)
Soldiers from the Troop C, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry based in Le Mars are coming home Sunday. After a nine-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, the soldiers will be welcomed back to Le Mars at a 2 p.m. community homecoming ceremony at the Jim Lorenzen Football Field near Le Mars Community School in Le Mars...
Extension holds workshop on farmland leasing, land values (07/22/11)
"What's the 'going rate' for farmland these days?" "Am I getting a fair price on my land?" "Isn't a handshake good enough for my leasing agreement?" These are all common questions and concerns when it comes to arrangements on farmland leasing and land value between landowners and tenants...
Supervisors lock in bond rates to save money (07/22/11)
Plymouth County will see an interest savings of $312,000 after refinancing 2005 general obligation bonds that paid for the Wells Enterprises corporate office building. The county board of supervisors Tuesday gave approval for Ruan Securities to lock in rates for purchase of the 2011 series bonds, which replace those purchased in 2005...
Class 1A state softball semifinal: Top-ranked A-W solves Preston hurler (07/22/11)
FORT DODGE -- The only base runner Akron-Westfield got its first time through the lineup against Preston starter Kelcie Bormann reached on an error. Sarah Parkinson led off Thursday's Class 1A state semifinal game with a grounder to third and reached first safely, but her courtesy runner Jordan Hansen was picked off stealing second during Monica Harvey's at-bat...
State softball notebook: No. 1 A-W returns to title game (07/22/11)
FORT DODGE -- Akron-Westfield is back in a familiar place. Not just Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge, although that's where the Lady Westerners and their fan-base have spent this week each summer for the past nine years. Todd Colt's team is back in the state championship game for the second year in a row and the fifth time in nine years...
State softball semifinals: No. 3 NSK-AR defeats No. 2 Martensdale-St. Marys to advance (07/22/11)
FORT DODGE -- Third-ranked North Sentral Kossuth/Armstrong-Ringsted jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the top of the first inning of Thursday's Class 1A state semifinal against No. 2 Martensdale-St. Marys. The quick lead was enough to help the Eagles post a 14-7 win over the Blue Devils and advance to Friday's state championship...
Local sports schedule: July 22-23 (07/22/11)
View sports schedules online at www.lemarssentinel.com/sports...
Laurence E. Johnson (07/22/11)
Laurence E. Johnson, 91, of Marcus, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus. The Rev. Liz Pfeifle will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. ...
Walter W. Miller (07/22/11)
Walter W. Miller, 92, of Marcus, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Walter's family with funeral arrangements. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Elmer M. Rock (07/22/11)
Elmer M. Rock, 87, of Kingsley, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Johnson -- Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley is assisting Elmer's family with funeral arrangements. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Denison, IA Feeder Cattle Auction: Feeder Cattle Weighted Average Report for 07/21/2011 (07/22/11)
Iowa Ethanol Corn and Co-Products Processing Values (07/22/11)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (07/22/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (07/22/11)
Sheldon, IA Slaughter Cattle Auction: Weighted Average Report for 07/21/2011 (07/22/11)
Pop talked politics (07/22/11)
The national elections are a year and a half away as I write this but we are already being bombarded with phone calls asking our support for candidates seeking the presidential office. Invitations to town hall meetings or meet-and-greet appearances arrive in the mail regularly. Every newscast has an analysis of future politicians and the issues they face. We will certainly be weary of political talk by election time. My husband says he grew up weary of political talk...
Gearing up for fair time (07/22/11)
It doesn't truly seem like it should be here already, but next week brings the 70th Annual Plymouth County Fair to town. For many, the fair is a vacation destination. 4-H members and their families have been working on projects from woodworking to clothing to livestock of all sizes and varieties. The coming week is a culmination of nearly a year's worth of planning and hard work...

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