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Stories from Friday, July 29, 2011

Life at the fair: The importance of being cool (07/29/11)
As the mercury rises past 90, fans and hoses are turned on all across the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. But most are not aimed at people. They're aimed at the animals. Keeping livestock cool at the fair can be a round-the-clock job for the 4-H'ers and FFA members showing them...
Public safety project on Hinton ballot Tuesday (07/29/11)
Hinton's fire, ambulance and police departments could be together in a new facility in the future. Hinton voters will consider the new public safety building project at a special election Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m. at the Hinton Community Center. The cost to construct, equip and furnish the proposed public safety building is to be financed by the city in an amount not to exceed $980,000, according to the ballot for the special election...
Bull riders to entertain fairgoers (07/29/11)
Brave cowboys will climb on the backs of ornery bulls for a wild ride Sunday at the Plymouth County Fair. Great Frontier Bull Riding Company Inc., of Minnesota, is bringing a 6:30 p.m. bull riding event to the grandstand to wrap up the fair. The show will be jam-packed with cowboys, a funny man, children's events, an autograph session and more, said owner Jennifer Kattevold...
A 'top-to-bottom high-class' sheep show (07/29/11)
Featuring every one from last-time senior exhibitors to eager and excited junior exhibitors, Thursday's sheep show received much praise from the judge. B.J. Wright, from Scranton, was judging the show again this year. "You should be proud of your fair," he said. "The sheep here are top-to-bottom high-class quality, and I'm glad to be back."...
Plymouth County Fair Full of Entertainment (07/29/11)
County voters will fill school board seats, decide levies (07/29/11)
Two election questions and seats for 17 school board members will be on the ballots for voters in Plymouth County school districts next month. The last day for school board of education candidates to return nomination papers is next Thursday at 5 p.m...
Three local boys help top-ranked Siouxland Stars claim championship (07/29/11)
SIOUX CITY -- Many people say that baseball is one of America's great games and three Plymouth County boys got to experience the thrill of victory on the diamond this summer. Solomon Freking and Roman Freking of Le Mars and Jess McMahon of Akron were members of the 2011 Siouxland Stars 13's Silver team this year. Those three helped the Stars win the United States Specialty Sports Association's (USSSA) 13-year-old and under World Series in Council Bluffs on July 11 through July 16...
A Mini-celebration For Mini-Maggie (07/29/11)
Musing With Mary Maggie bounced into the house early one morning, eager to show off her new birthday dress. She looked darling in a little black and pink sundress. But I was surprised and disappointed at the same time. It was the very same dress I had just finished wrapping as part of our gift for her. ...
Wayne W. Dorale (07/29/11)
Wayne W. Dorale, 79, of Kingsley, died today (Friday), July 29, 2011, at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City The Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley is assisting Wayne's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Iowa Ethanol Corn and Co-Products Processing Values (07/29/11)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (07/29/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (07/29/11)
Sheldon, IA Slaughter Cattle Auction: Weighted Average Report for 07/28/2011 (07/29/11)
Going strong at 70 (07/29/11)
In its 70th edition, the Plymouth County Fair remains vibrant and strong, drawing thousands of people to the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. The fair is a constant in the lives of county residents. Every July, for five official days, the fair is open to the public. But the fairboard and friends of the fair spend countless hours in the other 51 weeks of the year making improvements and preparations to the fair as well as the fairgrounds, making the facility and the event among the best in the state...
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