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Stories from Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Two LCS buildings on No Child Left Behind lists (08/10/11)
Two Le Mars Community School District buildings have been placed on the No Child Left Behind Act's Watch List, with one building also placed on the School in Need of Assistance list. LCS Assistant Superintendent Steven Webner gave the news regarding Clark Elementary and the Le Mars Community Middle School to board of education members at their Monday meeting...
New look for cleaners' century-old building (08/10/11)
Kathy Stone thought it was time for some changes at Ideal Cleaners in Le Mars. She put her thoughts into action through the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Main Street and the City of Le Mars Facade Grant Programs. The chamber and city programs provide ideas about improvements for Main Street buildings and grants to assist with the cost...
Sisters bring big city style to hometown (08/10/11)
"Didn't I see Taylor Swift in that shirt?" That's a question you might be asked after shopping at Fay + Jean Boutique in Le Mars. Carrying celebrity fashion lines is just one facet of the funky clothing and accessories store that just moved in next to Bellissimo Coffee Works on Fourth Street Southwest...
Supervisors canvass Hinton election (08/10/11)
The Plymouth County Supervisors made voting results from a Hinton special election official Tuesday. The supervisors canvassed the Aug. 2 election, where residents of the community voted 105-23 in favor of the city bonding for up to $980,000 to build a new public safety building...
Supervisors don't support treatment facility closure (08/10/11)
The Plymouth County Supervisors aren't in favor of a proposed closure of the Sheldon Residential Treatment Facility (RTF). The board decided Tuesday to send a letter to local legislators addressing its concerns at the request of Don Nore, a Plymouth County Drug Court panel member...
Senior's Sun 'N' Fun (08/10/11)
Donning fun hats and posing in the photo booth, Sally Deal, Pat Walker and Marion Trizale enjoy Siouxland Aging Service's Fun 'N' Sun event, which was held for the first time at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. The event draws seniors and caregivers from about five counties...
2011 SOFTBALL RECAP: Akron-Westfield Lady Westerners (36-1, 17-0) (08/10/11)
Haley Coyle Tasha Johnson Stats do not include results from the Class 1A state championship game...
Phelps siblings claim medals (08/10/11)
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Phelps siblings each medaled in throwing events at the USA Track and Field National meet in Wichita, Kan., over the July 30-31 weekend. The eldest son of Scott and Laura Phelps, Colton earned third place honors in the 15-16 year old Intermediate boys division of the shot put competition...
Dorothy Hultgren Borgman (08/10/11)
Dorothy Hultgren Borgman, 98, of rural Alcester,S.D., died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at her in home Mesa, Ariz. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron. The Rev. Carla Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
George C. Cormany (08/10/11)
George C. Cormany, 73, of Kingsley, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. George Charles Cormany was born Oct. 30, 1937, in Sioux City, the son of Harold Newell and Helen (Martin) Cormany. He graduated from East High School in Sioux City in 1958...
Lisa Fokken (08/10/11)
Lisa Marie (Radke) Fokken, 42, of South Sioux City, Neb., died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City, with the Revs. Russell Senstad and David Zirpel officiating. ...
Matthew and Karen McGill (08/10/11)
Karen Kay Dirks and Matthew Elijah McGill of Des Moines were married July 19, 2011, at Beach Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico, in a 6 p.m. ceremony. Karen is the daughter of Dennis and Peggy Dirks of Le Mars. Matthew is is the son fo Sharon McGill of Rock Valley...
Anthony and Brenna Tedesco (08/10/11)
Brenna Katheen Regan and Anthony Paul Tedesco, of Malvern, were united in marriage March 5, 2011, at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church in Council Bluffs. The Rev. Dan Kirby officiated the 1:30 p.m. ceremony. Brenna is the daughter of Kevin and Kim Regan of Omaha, Neb. Anthony is the son of Paul and Patty Tedesco of Holdrege, Neb...
Mark and Jill Wagner (08/10/11)
Jill Garvin and Mark Wagner of Des Moines were united in marriage July 2, 2011, at Sts. John and Paul Catholic Church in Altoona. The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Carol Garvin of Le Mars. The bridegroom is the son of Erv and Pam Wagner of Des Moines...
Fox-Meyer (08/10/11)
April Fox and Josh Meyer of Sheldon announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Parents of the couple are Doug and Nancy Osterbuhr of Le Mars, Eugene and Terri Meyer of Sheldon and Randy and Lori Roder of Sheldon. A Sept. 10 wedding ceremony is planned at Sandy Hollow Recreational Area east of Sioux Center...
Geiger-Engel (08/10/11)
Julie and Jason Madden, of Akron, Gene Geiger Jr., of Spencer, and Gary and Diedre Engel of Sioux City, announce the engagement of their children, Heidi Ann Geiger and Russell Lee Engel of Sioux City. The couple is planning a Nov. 5, 2011, wedding at Blessed Sacrament Church in Sioux City. The reception will be held at the Hinton Community Center...
Kleihauer-Schipper (08/10/11)
Darrell and Sheila Kleihauer of Le Mars announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amy, of Sioux City, and Dave Schipper, of Sioux City. He is the son of Mark and Joni Schipper of Moville, and Keith and Lynette Petersen of Underwood...
Lux-Raveling (08/10/11)
Tim and Sandy Pauley, of Le Mars, and Blair and Mary Raveling, of Linn Grove, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Amber Lux and Benjamin Raveling of West Des Moines. The couple will be married in a 2 p.m. ceremony Aug. 27, 2011, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The reception will follow the ceremony at the Le Mars Convention Center, lower level...
Waldschmitt-Osterman (08/10/11)
David and Donna Waldschmitt of Remsen announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Waldschmitt, to Timothy Osterman, son of Bruce and Kathleen Osterman of Sibley. The couple is planning an Oct. 15, 2011, wedding at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with a reception to follow at the Avalon Ballroom...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (08/10/11)
Midwest Hay and Straw Co. - Tuesday, Aug 09, 2011: Maurice, IA (08/10/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (08/10/11)
Lessons to be learned from Japan? (08/10/11)
The earthquake and tsunami that occurred March 11 is continuing to cause damage in Japan. Last week, Prime Minister Naoto Kan's administration fired three senior nuclear policy officials amid scandals suggesting Japan's government had grown too cozy with the nuclear power industry...
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