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Stories from Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dutler eager to work with locals on binge drinking issue (08/09/11)
Plymouth County has been listed among the highest-risk counties in Iowa for underage and binge drinking. Andrew Dutler believes the answers to how to turn those numbers around can be found in the local communities. Coordinating a new local grant, Dutler is seeking county residents who want to work together to address the underage and binge drinking issues...
Addition planned for south ice cream plant (08/09/11)
A $1.7 million addition to the Wells Enterprises south ice cream plant will support the addition of a new ice cream novelty production line, according to company spokesman Dave Smetter. Construction on the 9,196-square-foot addition for the Le Mars ice cream and frozen novelty producer is slated to begin this fall and will wrap up next spring, weather permitting...
Making a summer splash (08/09/11)
Andrew Waskow, 11, of Le Mars, defies gravity for a moment at Le Mars' outdoor swimming pool on a sweltering August afternoon. A number of swimmers ignored thunderclouds rolling in so they could squeeze in a few more minutes of summer fun
'Housewives' dinner theater to raise money for downtown lights (08/09/11)
Nothing like a murder to raise money for a community project. A stage murder, that is. In "The Misguided Housewives of Mysteria Lane," Elaine is dead and the audience has to uncover which housewife might have done her in -- and in the meantime they'll also help raise money for downtown lighting...
Training Together (08/09/11)
Summer Honduran trip looks to the future (08/09/11)
Water and medical projects in Honduras are options for future relief efforts lead by a Le Mars group. Richard Seivert of Mission Honduras Le Mars visited Honduras this summer to check on ongoing projects and consider new ones. Seivert leads the not-for-profit group, Mission Honduras...
CSADV receives grant to prevent child abuse (08/09/11)
The Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (CSADV) was awarded a grant to help provide sexual abuse prevention education in Plymouth County. The $6,296 grant comes from the Iowa Child Abuse Prevention Program (ICAPP), which is administered by Prevent Child Abuse Iowa...
K-P Pheasants Forever to host memorial trap shoot (08/09/11)
The Kingsley-Pierson High School chapter of Pheasants Forever is hosting the Ray Todd Memorial Trap Shoot this Saturday at Hidden Acres Shooting Range in Washta. Todd who passed away last spring after a battle with cancer, according to Pheasants Forever member Mike Slota...
2011 SOFTBALL RECAP: Gehlen Catholic Lady Jays (18-10, 11-4) (08/09/11)
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George C. Cormany (08/09/11)
George C. Cormany, 73, of Kingsley, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley. The Rev. Duane Miesner will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The family will be present from 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m...
Hugh and Carol Boylan (08/09/11)
Hugh and Carol Boylan of Le Mars will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 10, 2011. The couple was honored with a surprise celebration with their family, including a limousine ride and dinner at Archie's Waeside in Le Mars Aug. 5. The couple has four children: Christie and Tim Graettinger of Cherokee, Wendy Boylan of Le Mars, Julie and Chris Arens of Remsen and Scott and Mona Boylan of Le Mars. ...
Iowa Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report: For Week Ending: Saturday, Aug 6, 2011 (08/09/11)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (08/09/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (08/09/11)
News flash: Eating healthy costs more (08/09/11)
We are currently entering the dog days of summer, a time when the heat and humidity reaches its peak and autumn and the return to a more structured, stress-filled life is just around the corner. This period of time is defined by a slower pace, as families work in vacations and everyone simply kicks back and surrenders to the elements. It is also a time where there isn't much going on nationally in the news department, so assignment editors are forced to get more creative...
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