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Stories from Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Gehlen begins year with new early education option (08/16/11)
Young learners will move from school to day care in the same room for the first time this fall at Gehlen Catholic School. The preschool and day care option is for any child who will be 4 years old by Sept. 15, according to Gehlen Principal Lorie Nussbaum...
Native Le Mars brothers become sports producers (08/16/11)
Brothers Cary and Quinn Collins knew at an early age they did not have the athletic prowess to become big-time athletes. The two sons of Ted and Malinda Collins, of Le Mars, just used different skills and abilities to stay connected with big-time athletics...
Williams takes on interim A-W superintendent role (08/16/11)
A familiar face in northwest Iowa education will be gracing the halls at Akron-Westfield Community School this year. Larry Williams will be serving as the school's interim superintendent. Williams most recently spent two years at Hinton Community School as interim superintendent for that district...
Old time music festival to honor Mike Mullally (08/16/11)
Final touches are being made on plans for the 36th Annual National Old-Time Music Festival. The festival will be held Aug. 29-Sept. 4 at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in Le Mars. Bob and Sheila Everhart are the event's organizers. Bob also serves as president of the National Traditional Country Music Association (NTCMA)...
Grassley staffer will have Le Mars office hours (08/16/11)
Senator Chuck Grassley has announced plans for open office hours in Plymouth County next month. Grassley's Regional Director based in Sioux City, Jacob Bossman, will host the office hours in Le Mars on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Bossman will be at the Plymouth County Courthouse lower level, 215 Fourth Ave. S.E., from 5-6 p.m...
KCS prepare for Phonothon (08/16/11)
Knights of Columbus Phonothon chairs met Aug. 8 in preparation for the 32nd Annual KC Phonothon for persons with disabilities to be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. This year's chairmen are (from left) -- Kingsley Council Chairman, Curtis Ott; Le Mars KC Grand Knight, Joe Kessenich; Remsen Council Chairman, Dave Augustine; Le Mars Council Chairman, Ryan Wiltgen and Akron Council Chairman, Terry Clarey. ...
Old and new (08/16/11)
The new St. Joseph Catholic Church building under construction on Sixth Avenue Northeast in Le Mars draws daily street traffic. This aerial view shows the footprint of the new structure near the current 125 year-old building. Wiltgen Construction, of Le Mars, is the contractor for the church to be completed next July...
John B. Fry (08/16/11)
John B. Fry, 91, of Marcus, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus. The Rev. Liz Pfeifle will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus with the family present from 6-8 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral on Thursday...
Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State Teams (08/16/11)
All-State Teams -- Class 3A All-State Team -- Class 2A All-State Team -- Class 1A...
2011 SOFTBALL RECAP: Remsen-Union Lady Rockets (15-11,9-8) (08/16/11)
Stacie Bortscheller Brittany Sudtelgte...
Tom L. Davidson (08/16/11)
Tom L. Davidson, 58, of Moville, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at his home in Moville following a courageous battle with cancer. Thomas Lee Davidson was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Sioux City, the son of Marshall and Canice (Calhoun) Davidson. The family moved to Moville where Tom was raised and received his education, graduating from Woodbury Central High School in 1971...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (08/16/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (08/16/11)
A trend we would like to see continue (08/16/11)
One of the benefits of publishing a small town, community newspaper is that we get to report on the accomplishments and events that other media outlets might find to be 'trivial.' We like these 'trivial' stories, because they remind us of why we live in our community and how the contributions of individuals can collectively be the catalyst for change...
August 2011

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