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Stories from Friday, August 26, 2011

Festival brings to life music, comedy of a long-ago era (08/26/11)
You don't have to take a time machine to get a little taste of how America's homesteaders kicked back. All the further you need to go is the National Old Time Country Music Festival at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in Le Mars next week. You'll hear people yodel, fiddle and play the bones. You'll get a taste of bluegrass, old-time country and mountain music, to name a few...
Married 74 years, their hearts are still dancing (08/26/11)
Their love has taken them from hometown Le Mars to California, and back to Le Mars. Lyndall (Lynn) and Alice Bowers, of Le Mars, will celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary this Saturday with a family gathering at Plymouth Manor Care Center where the couple now resides...
Federal grant will change the look of a Le Mars building (08/26/11)
One of nine federal grants awarded in Iowa will change the look of a patriotic gathering place in Le Mars. The $30,000 award to the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Main Street Program will be used for facade improvements to the Le Mars American Legion building...
Fire crews to battle for trophies (08/26/11)
This Sunday firefighters from Le Mars and other communities will face off in high-powered competition. The Le Mars Fire-Rescue Department is hosting the annual event, which pits fire squad against fire squad in contests that puts their fire fighting skills to the test: a water application water fight...
VOLLEYBALL: No. 2 Gehlen blanks No. 12 Unity 3-0 (08/26/11)
LE MARS -- The last two years, Gehlen Catholic and Unity Christian have gone to five sets in each War Eagle Conference meeting. So when the second-ranked (Class 1A) Lady Jays found themselves leading Class 2A's 12th-ranked Knights 2-0 in Thursday's season-opening match, they knew the match was far from over...
VOLLEYBALL: Hinton shows strength in opening win over K-P (08/26/11)
KINGSLEY-- August is usually not the month where teams play their strongest volleyball. In its opening match of season, Hinton showed they it could already be in midseason form. Hinton got some resistance from Kingsley-Pierson in the first game, but the Blackhawks relatively cruised in the non-conference three game sweep, 25-13, 25-8, 25-10...
CROSS COUNTRY: Lady 'Dogs race to first at Spencer (08/26/11)
SPENCER -- The Le Mars Community girls cross country team dominated its season debut by sweeping the varsity and junior varsity races at the Spencer Invitational. "The girls did awesome," Le Mars coach Adam Moss said. "I'm proud of their effort." Freshman Kenzie Theisen paced the Lady Bulldogs with a fifth-place finish in her first varsity race. She clocked a time of 16:24 for Le Mars, which bested second-place Algona by 20 points...
FOOTBALL: 'Dogs drop opener 37-0 to North Stars (08/26/11)
(Sentinel photo by Roy Tucker) Le Mars' Andy Heffner and Matt Strub take down a North ball carrier during Thursday's season-opening 37-0 loss at Olsen Stadium in Sioux City.
2011 FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Blackhawks fill in gaps with young athletes (08/26/11)
HINTON -- The Hinton football team began its preseason practices with a lot of question marks. But co-head coaches Bruce Held and Steve Diediker like what they are seeing from the young Blackhawks squad. "I like their work ethic, I like their attitudes and I like their athletic ability," Held said. "They played behind some good players and learned from some good players for the past two or three years, so when it's their turn to play, I think they're going to be ready."...
Class 1A District 1 Football Preview (08/26/11)
^At Olsen Stadium, Sioux City Postseason path: Def. Sibley-Ocheyedan 35-0; lost 35-6 to West Lyon Returning all-district players: Craig Brown (SR LB, First Team); Logan Grenko (SR LB, Second Team); Austin Anfinson (JR OL, Honorable Mention) Postseason path: Lost 35-7 to Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn...
Shirley Asseln (08/26/11)
Shirley Asseln, 87, of rural Ireton, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Shirley Louise Crowley was born June 16, 1924, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars, the daughter of Earle and Cora (Langerock) Crowley. Shirley attended school in Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1942...
Lester L. 'Bud' Schulz (08/26/11)
Lester L. "Bud" Schulz, 83, of Merrill, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Lester Leo Schulz was born Nov. 30, 1927 in Merrill, the son of LaVern and Pearl (Peterson) Schulz. He attended country school near his home on the family farm...
Jim and Mary Lea Harpenau (08/26/11)
Jim and Mary Lea Harpenau, of Remsen, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. A mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with an open house to follow at the Golden Pheasant in Remsen starting at 6:30 p.m...
Iowa Ethanol Corn and Co-Products Processing Values (08/26/11)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (08/26/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (08/26/11)
Sheldon, IA Slaughter Cattle Auction: Weighted Average Report for 08/25/2011 (08/26/11)
Up, up and away (08/26/11)
Procrastination was the name of the game. My column was due and I was waiting - and waiting. I wanted to write about the hot-air balloon ride my family purchased as their gift to me for my 75th birthday. I was sure this was the week the pilot would phone to say the weather was right. No call came. At the last minute I gave in and wrote about sweet corn...
Ready to enter the Blue Zone? (08/26/11)
No, we aren't referring to a video game or a war zone, the Blue Zone Project is a $25-million project, sponsored by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, that will bring national wellness experts to 10 communities in Iowa. These experts will work with local leaders to implement a strategy to change the community so that residents may live longer, healthier and more productive lives...
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